HAROLD L. ISRAEL, M.D.
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To the Editor: An erroneous quotation by J. G. Guckian and J. E. Perry in "Granulomatous Hepatitis" (Ann. Intern. Med. 65: 1081, 1966) deserves correction. They state:
Israel and associates . . . reported 22 patients with histoplasmosis who were originally thought to have sarcoidosis. Only four had a positive skin test, and none had positive Histoplasma complement-fixation tests or positive culture. The diagnoses were made by the identification of the organisms in tissues.
Actually we reported one case in which histoplasmosis simulated sarcoidosis. In an effort to ascertain the frequency of this phenomenon, we surveyed 22 patients with typical
ISRAEL HL. HISTOPLASMOSIS AND SARCOIDOSIS. Ann Intern Med. ;66:450. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-2-450
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(2):450.
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