Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 296--299

Bilateral parotid tuberculosis


JS Thakur1, A Thakur2, NK Mohindroo1, S Mohindroo3, DR Sharma1 
1 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, I G Medical College, Shimla, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, I G Medical College, Shimla, India
3 Department of Pathology, I G Medical College, Shimla, India

Correspondence Address:
J S Thakur
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, I G Medical College, Shimla
India

Tuberculosis of parotid is a rare clinical entity, and cases of bilateral tubercular parotitis are even rarer. We present a case of bilateral primary parotid tuberculosis in a 49-year-old female. The patient received anti-tuberculosis treatment for six months, resulting in complete resolution of the disease. We also review the theories related to the pathogenesis of tubercular parotitis, and propose a novel hypothesis about greater involvement of parotid gland as compared to other salivary glands in primary tuberculosis.


How to cite this article:
Thakur J S, Thakur A, Mohindroo N K, Mohindroo S, Sharma D R. Bilateral parotid tuberculosis.J Global Infect Dis 2011;3:296-299


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Thakur J S, Thakur A, Mohindroo N K, Mohindroo S, Sharma D R. Bilateral parotid tuberculosis. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2011 [cited 2022 Jan 27 ];3:296-299
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