RICHARD J. HIRSCHMAN, B.A.; CAROL J. JOHNS, M.D.
A significantly increased frequency of hemoglobinopathies among Negro patients with sarcoidosis has been reported by Greenberg, Atwater, and Israel (1). In this report, data on the frequency of hemoglobinopathies among similar patients followed at the Johns Hopkins Hospital are presented.
All the Negro patients currently followed up in the Sarcoid Clinic at the Johns Hopkins Hospital were reviewed for confirmation of the diagnosis of sarcoidosis. The criteria included a histological diagnosis (either a positive Kveim biopsy or biopsy of involved tissue) and clinical evidence of involvement of two or more organ systems. Blood for electrophoresis was obtained
HIRSCHMAN RJ, JOHNS CJ. Hemoglobin Studies in Sarcoidosis. Ann Intern Med. ;62:129–132. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-1-129
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(1):129-132.
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