STANLEY L. WALLACE; RAFFAELE LATTES; JOHN PETER MALIA; CHARLES RAGAN, F.A.C.P.
Sarcoidosis is a disorder which may affect any part of the body. Most frequently the lymph nodes, liver, spleen, lungs, skin, eyes and the small bones of the hands and feet are involved,1 but other areas, including the salivary glands, heart, kidney, epididymus, testis, uterus, thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, the peripheral nerves, brain, meninges and skeletal muscle,2 may be affected as well.
The concept of sarcoidosis as a disseminated disease is not a recent one. Boeck3 in 1899 described a patient with skin and lymph node involvement. Cystlike bone radiographic changes in sarcoid were first described in 1902, uveoparotid fever in
WALLACE SL, LATTES R, MALIA JP, RAGAN C. MUSCLE INVOLVEMENT IN BOECK'S SARCOID1. Ann Intern Med. ;48:497–511. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-3-497
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