Posted On
Posted By admin

Heerfordt-Waldenström syndrome is a rare subacute variant of sarcoidosis, characterized by enlargement of the parotid or salivary glands, facial nerve paralysis. Images in Clinical Medicine from The New England Journal of Medicine — Heerfordt’s Syndrome, or Uveoparotid Fever. Heerfordt’s syndrome is a rare manifestation of sarcoidosis characterized by the presence of facial nerve palsy, parotid gland enlargement.

Author: Kigara Vudojas
Country: Guatemala
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Travel
Published (Last): 12 April 2005
Pages: 288
PDF File Size: 13.94 Mb
ePub File Size: 9.63 Mb
ISBN: 416-8-68176-516-6
Downloads: 84263
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Grozilkree

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licensewhich permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Some observations of uveoparotitis and allied conditions with special reference to the symptoms from the nervous system.

The patient was negative bilaterally for stapedial reflex.

Fine-needle aspiration of a left preauricular lymph node revealed multinucleated giant cells and noncaseating granulomas consistent with granulomatous lymphangitis Figure 2.

The presence of these cases implies the site of the facial nerve lesion is not limited to the parotid gland. She had been previously diagnosed with uveitis and bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy. When the facial paralysis is misdiagnosed as being a heerfordr Bell’s palsy, the opportunity to treat the systemic sarcoidosis is missed.

Possible associated diseases need independent treatment 3. Diagnosis of Heerfordt’s syndrome by state-of-the-art ultrasound in combination with parotid biopsy: Treatments for sarcoidosis include corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs. No nodules were detected and diffuse swelling of parotid gland was observed herefordt the US examination.

Mycobacterium and Propionibacteria species have both been suggested as the environmental agent, though the evidence for this is inconclusive. Asymmetry of the forehead continued for a few months, while the right facial nerve palsy gradually improved and was resolved completely at 4 months. Acknowledgments We would like to acknowledge Adrian J. Corticosteroid treatment in pulmonary sarcoidosis: Facial nerve palsy is thought to be the result of direct involvement of the facial nerve branches by the parotid lesion [ 14 ].


Heerfordt syndrome – Wikipedia

Serum ACE and sIL-2R levels were elevated; however, there was no significant elevation in serum antibody for varicella zoster heerffordt. Orofacial presentations of sarcoidosis—a case series and review of the literature. Etiologies of synxrome nerve palsy. A year-old man presented with swelling of his right eyelid, right facial nerve palsy, and swelling of his right parotid gland.

As the prognosis for facial nerve palsy in sarcoidosis is thought to be good [ 1415 ], detailed examination, including bronchoscopic biopsy, should proceed in advance of the treatment for facial nerve palsy. About Blog Go ad-free. The patient did not complain of impaired taste. Chest tomography revealed a large number of small bilateral parenchymal nodules and intense mediastinal adenomegaly.

This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Computed tomography CT of the chest showed hilar lymphadenopathy with bibasilar interstitial lung disease. Support Center Support Center. Current approach in diagnosis and management of anterior uveitis. Nerve granulomas and vasculitis in sarcoid peripheral neuropathy: Monocyte- and macrophage-related cutaneous syndorme Autoimmune diseases Syndromes affecting the eyes Facial nerve disorders Syndromes affecting the nervous system.

Case Reports in Otolaryngology

A pure tone audiogram showed normal hearing and stapedial reflex on the right side was normal. New England Journal of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. In cases of parotitis, ultrasound -guided biopsy is used to exclude the possibility of lymphoma.

Please review our privacy policy. The stndrome presence of all symptoms represents the complete form of this syndrome, with the complete form constituting 0.


Heerfordt syndrome

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy showed pharyngeal edema but syyndrome evidence of obstruction. No bacteria or viruses were grown on culture of the biopsied lymph node. Indexed in Web of Science. Open in a separate window. A year-old woman presented with left facial nerve heerfogdt, bilateral hearing loss, and swelling of her bilateral parotid glands.

A biopsy specimen from his eyelid revealed granulomatous blepharitis, and a granulomatous disease such as sarcoidosis was suspected. Synonyms or Alternate Spellings: No rashes were noted.

Pathol Biol Paris ; 53 3: Cardiac sarcoidosis was strongly suspected as the cause of the heart failure. In tuberculosis, the mastoid, middle ear, or petrous bone is often involved 12. Cranial nerve palsy in heerfkrdt may be caused by nerve granulomas, perineural inflammatory infiltrates, increased cranial pressure, or granulomatous basal meningitis [ 1112 ]. This patient had marked improvement of symptoms after 4 herfordt of prednisone therapy.

In the United States, sarcoidosis has a prevalence of approximately 10 cases perwhites and 36 cases perblacks. This page was last edited on 9 Julyat Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

The Heerfordt-Waldenström syndrome as an initial presentation of sarcoidosis

In spite of detailed examination, no uveitis or bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy BHL was detected and he was followed up closely without treatment. The prognosis of sarcoidosis varies according to disease duration, severity and the organs affected. It is normally self-limiting, with cure achieved between 12 heerrordt 36 months, but some prolonged cases have been reported.

Proc Bayl Univ Med Cent.