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March 1939

OCULAR IMPORTANCE OF SARCOID: ITS RELATION TO UVEOPAROTID FEVER

Author Affiliations

BALTIMORE
From the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1939;21(3):421-438. doi:10.1001/archopht.1939.00860030027002
Abstract

Uveoparotid fever has received so much attention in ophthalmologic literature that the syndrome originally described by Heerfordt is diagnosed promptly. However, from time to time patients are encountered who lack one of the two signs considered essential to the diagnosis, namely, uveitis or parotitis, and in such cases the condition may remain undiagnosed. Another group of patients with a diagnosis of sarcoid may present, in addition to other signs underlying the diagnosis, either or both cardinal signs of uveoparotid fever. The relation between these two diseases has been considered in the recent literature by Longcope and Pierson1 in their description of sarcoid ; by Hamburger,2 who was one of the first to recognize uveoparotid fever in this country; by Pautrier,3 who expressed the belief that the two diseases are different manifestations of the same disease and are not due to tuberculosis, and by Bruins Slot, Goedbloed and Goslings,

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