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A relatively rare familial disease. The affected persons have a granulomatous skin affection, often also an inflammation of the choroidea of the eye, and inflammation of the joints.


Findings include a granulomatous chronic inflammation similar to sarcoidosis. However, differing from that disease, in Blau’s syndrome the lungs are usually not affected. Inheritance is autosopmal dominant. The Kveim-Siltzbach skin test is negative.


This is the same disease as Jabs-Blau syndrome.



E. B. Blau:
•   Familial granulomatous arthritis, iritis, and rash.
    The Journal of Pediatrics, St. Louis, Missouri, November 1985, 107 (5): 689-693.

David A. Jabs, J.L. Houk, W. B. Bias and F. C. Amett:
•   Familial granulomatous synovitis, uveitis, and cranial neuropathies.
    The American Journal of Medicine, New York, May 1985, 78 (5): 801-804.

M. E- Tinetti, D. I. Baker, G. McAvay, E. B. Blaus, P. Garrett, M. Gottschalk, M. L. Koch, K. Trainor, and R. I. Horwitz:
•   A multifactorial intervention to reduce the risk of falling among elderly people living in the community.     The New England Journal of Medicine, Boston, 1994, 331 (13): 821-827.

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