Heerfordt’s syndrome: an uncommon manifestation of sarcoidosis

  • Syed Mohaimeen Ahmed Resident Medical Officer, Department of Neurology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Anika Hossain Resident Medical Officer, Department of Neurology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Rihan Azad Assistant Registrar, Department of Neurology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Sakhawat Hossen Khan Registrar, Department of Neurology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Rashedul Islam Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Keywords: facial palsy, Heerfordt’s syndrome, sarcoidosis

Abstract

Heerfordt’s syndrome – the combination of facial palsy, parotid swelling, anterior uveitis and fever, is a rare manifestation of sarcoidosis. Here, we present case history of a patient with bilateral lower motor neuron facial nerve palsy, who was found to have bilateral parotid gland swelling and bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy. Computed tomography guided fine needle aspiration cytology from hilar lymph node findings were consistent with sarcoidosis. Subsequently, based on clinical features and cytological findings, the case was diagnosed as incomplete Heerfordt’s syndrome.

Birdem Med J 2021; 11(1): 67-69

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2020-12-31
How to Cite
Ahmed, S., Hossain, A., Azad, M. R., Khan, M. S., & Islam, M. R. (2020). Heerfordt’s syndrome: an uncommon manifestation of sarcoidosis. BIRDEM Medical Journal, 11(1), 67-69. https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v11i1.51033
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