MARIE L. CARNS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Uveoparotitis (uveo-parotid fever or Heerfordt's syndrome) is a comparatively rare condition. Approximately 100 cases have been reported in the literature, the majority in Scandinavian and German journals of ophthalmology. No previous case has been so diagnosed at the Wisconsin General Hospital. The essential features are bilateral inflammatory lesions of the uveal tract and bilateral parotitis, often associated with paralyses of the cranial nerves, usually the peripheral portion of the seventh. The parotitis is of a chronic almost painless type, with a tendency to progress to resolution without suppuration. A low grade fever is generally present. The ocular manifestations commonly follow
CARNS ML. UVEOPAROTITIS; CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;16:1239–1244. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-6-1239
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;16(6):1239-1244.
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