Boeck's sarcoid is a chronic relatively benign disorder of unknown cause with particular predilection for the lymph nodes, lungs, skin and bones; less frequently, there is involvement of the liver, spleen, kidneys, eyes, brain or meninges. It was first described by Boeck1 in 1899 as an entity in which the cutaneous lesions simulated sarcomas and leukemic conditions of the skin. In 1914 Shaumann2 reported that the condition might involve any organ of the body, with or without cutaneous lesions.
The disease affects young adults of either sex. Most of the patients reported on have been of the white race, except for the series reported by Longcope and Pierson3 and Harrell,4 in which Negroes predominated. It is rare in children and in them has involved primarily the skin, lymph nodes, lungs and bones. Roos5 described a case of Boeck's sarcoid in a girl, 4 years of