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Waldenström's uveoparotitis

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A disorder related to Heerfordt's syndrome characterized by bilateral iritis and parotitis. Symptoms include hallucinatory manifestations, fever, lethargy, peripheral polyneuritis, areflexia of patella and Achilles' tendon, facial paralysis, impaired deep sensitivity in the toes, positive Babinski's sign and Oppenheim reflexes (Hermann Oppenheim), increased levels of cerebrospinal albumin, and pleocytosis.

See also Heerfordt's disease, under Christian Frederik Heerfordt, Danish ophthalmologist, 1871-1953.


  • J. G. Waldenström:
    Some observations on uveoparotitis and allied conditions with special reference to the symptoms from the nervous system.
    Acta Medica Scandinavica, Stockholm, 1937, 91: 53-68.

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