Heerfordt syndrome


Heerfordt syndrome: a rare manifestation of sarcoidosis characterized by the presence of fever, facial nerve palsy, parotid gland enlargement, anterior uveitis, and low grade fever


  • 1909 – Heerfordt
  • 1937 – Jan Waldenström

Associated Persons

Alternative names

  • Heerfordt-Waldenström syndrome
  • Uveoparotid fever
  • Heerfordt–Mylius syndrome
  • Waldenström’s uveoparotitis


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