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

Bilateral parotid tuberculosis

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

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J S Thakur
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, I G Medical College, Shimla
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-777X.83543

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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.

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