Tuberculosis as a Cause of Rapid Salivary Gland Swelling in the Elderly – A Case Report
KeywordsParotid tuberculosis, inflammatory swelling, Mycobacterium tuberculosis
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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