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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 103-104

The long wait for diagnosis: A rare cause of parotid abscess

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kerala, India

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Dr. Unnikrishnan Menon
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kerala.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/AMJM.AMJM_29_21

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Bacterial parotitis is most commonly due to oral or dental focus in non-immunocompromised patients. Ultrasonography and guided aspiration are the diagnostic tools, and appropriate antibiotics and supportive medications are the treatment modality. A diagnosis of tubercular parotitis is extremely rare and can be a cause for concern with regard to delayed diagnosis and the possibility of complications. The present case report is about such a case: a young lady with no comorbidities presenting with initial diagnosis of parotid abscess. Evolution and management of the case, with relevant literature, are discussed.

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