[Heerfordt syndrome]

N Takahashi, T Horie
Nihon Rinsho. Japanese Journal of Clinical Medicine 1994, 52 (6): 1629-32
The Heerfordt syndrome is characterized by fever, uveitis, swelling of parotid gland and facial nerve palsy, and 39 cases have been reported in Japan until 1993'. In the present review, we mainly focused on those clinical cases reported. Most patients were between 20 and 40 years of age, and females appeared to have greater risk than males. The definite diagnosis of this syndrome is established histologically according to sarcoidosis. In addition 67 gallium scan is helpful for diagnosis, and it shows increased uptake of Ga to the ophthal lesions, parotid glands and hilar lesions. Therapeutic trial with prednisolone is sometimes required especially for facial palsy.

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