JAMES G. ZIMMER, M.D.; D. JOSEPH DEMIS, M.D., PH.D.
The occurrence of two or more distinct disease entities in the same patient has always excited the interest of clinicians, particularly if the individual disorders are uncommon. While most of these cases are initially reported as medical curiosities, the intriguing possibilities remain that new etiologic or pathogenic relationships may be disclosed and that investigation of these "coincidences" may result in the discovery of important new facts of normal physiology or disease causation. The question of a possible interrelationship between the three diseases considered here first was brought to attention by the report of Kaplan and Klatskin (1) in 1960 of
ZIMMER JG, DEMIS DJ. Associations Between Gout, Psoriasis, and Sarcoidosis: With Consideration of Their Pathogenic Significance. Ann Intern Med. ;64:786–796. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-4-786
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(4):786-796.
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