Uveoparotid Fever is another term for
"uveoparotitis", which is described below:
Uveoparotitis is a term that refers
to inflammation of the iris, ciliary
body, and choroid components of
This term is relatively easy to interpret because the regions of the
iris, ciliary body, and choroid are known collectively as the uvea -
and the suffix -itis usually indicates "inflammation" of
preceding anatomical part of the body, in this case the uvea.
However, uveoparotitis also involves swelling
of the parotid salivary gland.
One of the reasons that diagnosis of this condition is important is
that it is one of the manifestations of another chronic disease,
which is called sarcoidosis or "Boeck's
disease" (from which complete recovery is possible).
This section includes short definitions of clinical terms that refer
to disorders of the visual system. For definitions of other terms in this
category, choose from the list to the left.
Other related pages include the diagram
of the eye, definitions
of parts of the eye, and the section about clinical
procedures used to investigate the eye and visual system.