Heerfordt's Syndrome Associated with a High Fever and Elevation of TNF-α

Go Makimoto, Nobuaki Miyahara, Mao Yoshikawa, Akihiko Taniguchi, Arihiko Kanehiro, Mitsune Tanimoto, Katsuyuki Kiura
Heerfordt's syndrome is a rare manifestation of sarcoidosis and is defined as a combination of facial palsy, parotid swelling, and uveitis, associated with a low-grade fever. We report a case of Heerfordt's syndrome presenting with a high fever and increased serum tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) levels. The patient had facial palsy, parotid swelling, uveitis, and swelling of the right supraclavicular and hilar lymph nodes. Corticosteroid therapy was initiated, and her symptoms soon resolved
more » ... ptoms soon resolved completely, in tandem with a decrease in TNF-α serum levels.
doi:10.18926/amo/54503 pmid:27549672 fatcat:xgihtp5gwjh6no653edtepiukq