IRVING ZIMMERMAN, M.D.; NORMAN MANN, M.D.
The course of Boeck's sarcoid has in the past been considered relatively benign and free from constitutional symptoms. The increasing number of cases coming to the autopsy table, however, continues to shed new light on the subject and forces one to regard the ultimate prognosis with less optimism than formerly. Rubin and Pinner1 state that approximately half of the autopsied cases died as a direct consequence of the disease, if one considers caseous tuberculosis as a natural development of Boeck's sarcoid. Although chronic cor pulmonale has been mentioned in the literature as a possible complicating factor secondary to the pulmonary
ZIMMERMAN I, MANN N. BOECK'S SARCOID: A CASE OF SARCOIDOSIS COMPLICATED BY PULMONARY EMPHYSEMA AND COR PULMONALE1. Ann Intern Med. ;31:153–162. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-1-153
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(1):153-162.
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