MAX MICHAEL JR., M.D.
The application of epidemiologic methods to the study of sarcoidosis has yielded information which though difficult to interpret has, nevertheless, indicated fruitful avenues for further study of various aspects of the etiology and pathogenesis of this obscure disease. Perhaps the term syndrome rather than disease should be used, for it is probable that several etiologic agents can produce the disease picture of what is now known as "sarcoidosis." As examples, some forms of histoplasmosis, berylliosis and cryptococcosis can be responsible for a clinical and histologic picture indistinguishable in practically all respects from that of sarcoidosis. Only refined pathological, mycological, chemical
MICHAEL M. EPIDEMIOLOGY OF SARCOIDOSIS. Ann Intern Med. ;45:151–155. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-1-151
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