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April 1941


Arch Ophthalmol. 1941;25(4):659-661. doi:10.1001/archopht.1941.00870100137013

Uveoparotitis, a syndrome first described by Heerfordt in 1909 under the name of "febris uveoparotidea subchronica," regarding the cause of which there is still a good deal of diversity of opinion, has been receiving increasing attention of late. A number of articles have appeared in the United States and abroad, among them several containing exhaustive bibliographies.1 It would appear from the number of case reports that uveoparotitis is a relatively rare condition. Folger,1a for instance, found mention of only 60 cases in the entire literature up to 1936. Undoubtedly there are cases which are not being reported or which because of the atypical appearance of the condition escape recognition. Yet this condition must indeed be infrequent if several ophthamologists of my acquaintance, of large clinical experience, have never encountered a case in their practice. The ophthalmologist who is confronted with this condition, perhaps for the first time, may

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