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Volume 8, Number 11—November 2002

Research

Molecular Analysis of Sarcoidosis Tissues for Mycobacterium Species DNA

Wonder Puryear Drake*Comments to Author , Zhiheng Pei†, David T. Pride†, Robert D. Collins*, Timothy L. Cover*, and Martin J. Blaser†
Author affiliations: *Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; †New York University School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New York, New York, USA;

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Table 1

Demographic and pathologic information for sarcoidosis and control tissue specimensa

Patient Age (yrs)/sex Race Source of specimen Pathologic diagnosis Presence of granuloma
1 61/M C Lung Sarcoidosis Yes
2 60/F C Cervical node Sarcoidosis Yes
3 43/F C Mediastinum Sarcoidosis Yes
4 55/F C Mediastinum Sarcoidosis Yes
5 42/M AA Mediastinum Sarcoidosis Yes
6 54/F C Mediastinum Sarcoidosis Yes
7 48/F C Mediastinum Sarcoidosis Yes
8 34/M C Mediastinum Sarcoidosis Yes
9 72/F AA Mediastinum Sarcoidosis Yes
10 42/F C Mediastinum Sarcoidosis Yes
11 42/F C Mediastinum Sarcoidosis Yes
12 68/F C Mediastinum Sarcoidosis Yes
13 37/F C Mediastinum Sarcoidosis Yes
14 45/F C Mediastinum Sarcoidosis Yes
15 46/F C Mediastinum Sarcoidosis Yes
16 38/M C Mediastinum Sarcoidosis Yes
17 33/F C Mediastinum Sarcoidosis Yes
18 26/M C Mediastinum Sarcoidosis Yes
19 55/F AA Mediastinum Sarcoidosis Yes
20 31/M C Mediastinum Sarcoidosis Yes
21 42/M C Lung Sarcoidosis Yes
22 42/F C Mediastinum Sarcoidosis Yes
23 38/M C Mediastinum Sarcoidosis Yes
24 54/F C Mediastinum Sarcoidosis Yes
25 78/M C Mediastinum Sarcoidosis Yes
26 33/M AA Lung Hodgkin’s disease No
27 70/F C Lung Histoplasmosis Yes
28 73/M C Mediastinum Mesothelioma No
29 56/F C Mediastinum Adenocarcinoma No
30 24/M C Lung Cryptococcus Yes
31 75/M C Lung Renal cell cancer No
32 32/M AA Mediastinum Coccidiomycosis Yes
33 41/F C Mediastinum Breast cancer No
34 74/F C Mediastinum Adenocarcinoma No
35 72/F C Mediastinum Large-cell cancer No
36 77/M C Mediastinum Large-cell cancer No
37 72/M AA Mediastinum Large-cell cancer Yes
38 78/F C Mediastinum Adenocarcinoma No
39 72/M C Mediastinum Squamous cell cancer No
40 52/F AA Mediastinum Adenocarcinoma Yes
41 52/F C Mediastinum Breast cancer Yes
42 73/M C Mediastinum Adenocarcinoma Yes
43 18/M AA Mediastinum Histoplasmosis No
44 47/M C Mediastinum Hodgkin’s lymphoma No
45 74/M C Mediastinum Large-cell lymphoma No
46 76/M C Mediastinum Adenocarcinoma No
47 75/M C Mediastinum Small-cell cancer No
48 60/M C Mediastinum Adenocarcinoma No
49 73/M C Mediastinum Adenocarcinoma No
50 85/M C Mediastinum Lymphoma No
51 40/M AA Ileum Tuberculosis No

aF, female, M, male; C, Caucasian; AA, African-American.

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