PETER B. BARLOW, M.D.
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To the Editor: I was disturbed to read the recent article by Dr. Mortimer Lacher (Spontaneous Remission or Response of Sarcoidosis to Methotrexate, Ann. Intern, Med. 69: 1247, 1968). Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown etiology and may more properly be considered a syndrome. Whether a disease or syndrome, there are many specific granulomatous agents that may produce a very similar picture, and there are other illnesses with which sarcoidosis can be confused. Consequently, one should be very cautious as to which patients he labels with the diagnosis of sarcoidosis. Some criteria have been established for the diagnosis (Acta Med.
BARLOW PB. METHOTREXATE IN SARCOIDOSIS. Ann Intern Med. ;71:1028–1030. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-5-1028
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(5):1028-1030.
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