HERBERT W. BERGER, M.D.; CALIXTO ZALDIVAR, M.D.; E. LESLIE CHUSID, M.D.
A case is reported of a 17-year-old negro boy with typical clinical evidence of sarcoidosis. Biopsy of a cervical lymph node showed noncaseating epithelioid cell granuloma consistent with the diagnosis of sarcoidosis; the Kveim test was positive. Culture of the biopsied lymph node revealed two colonies of scotochromogenic mycobacteria. The possible role of anonymous mycobacteria as a causal agent of sarcoidosis is discussed, and the literature on this subject reviewed.
BERGER HW, ZALDIVAR C, CHUSID EL. Anonymous Mycobacteria in the Etiology of Sarcoidosis. Ann Intern Med. 1968;68:872–874. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-4-872
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(4):872-874.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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