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Bilateral diffuse tuberculosis of the parotid gland.

Author(s): Dhingra VK, Rajpal S, Gupta UA, Aggarwal JK, Mandal AK

Affiliation(s): Clinical Section, New Delhi Tuberculosis Centre, New Delhi, India. dhingra.vk@gmail.com

Publication date & source: 2006-01, J Coll Physicians Surg Pak., 16(1):69-70.

Publication type: Case Reports

Tuberculosis of the parotid gland is an unusual occurrence. We describe here a case of bilateral parotid gland tuberculosis showing diffuse involvement, which is even more rare. The patient was diagnosed on fine needle aspiration cytology and treated with WHO-approved Directly Observed Treatment Short Course (DOTS) category III regimen under Revised National Tuberculosis Programme with effective remission.

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