Tuberculosis as a Cause of Rapid Salivary Gland Swelling in the Elderly – A Case Report

  • Noel Lorenzo Villalba Service de Médecine Interne, Diabète et Maladies Métaboliques, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
  • Maria Belen Alonso Ortiz Internal Medicine Department, Dr Negrin University Hospital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Zaida Cordoba Sosa Internal Medicine Department, Fuerteventura General Hospital, Puerto del Rosario, Spain
  • Saturnino Suárez Ortega Internal Medicine Department, Dr Negrin University Hospital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Abrar-Ahmad Zulfiqar Service de Médecine Interne, Diabète et Maladies Métaboliques, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

Keywords

Parotid tuberculosis, inflammatory swelling, Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Abstract

A 77-year-old man was admitted to the internal medicine department for a 5-day history of progressive preauricular swelling. Two lines of antibiotic treatment failed to achieve any improvement. Fine needle aspiration cytology was conducted and smear staining with the Ziehl-Neelsen stain as well as a PCR test were positive for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. These results were confirmed with culture of the sample. A diagnosis of tuberculosis parotitis was made and anti-tuberculous drugs were initiated.

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  • Published: 2020-02-20

    Issue: Vol 7 No 3 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Lorenzo Villalba, N., Alonso Ortiz, M. B., Cordoba Sosa, Z., Suárez Ortega, S., & Zulfiqar, A.-A. (2020). Tuberculosis as a Cause of Rapid Salivary Gland Swelling in the Elderly – A Case Report. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 7(3). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2020_001505

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