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Tuberculosis of the parotid gland: Histology surprise

N Errami, A Benjelloun, N Tahtah, B Hemmaoui, A Jahidi, I Nakkabi, M Zalagh, F Benariba

Abstract


The Parotid gland is rarely involved in tuberculosis, even in endemic countries. We report a case of a 26 year-old woman with no medical history, who presented with a swelling of the parotid lodge. Pathology performed after surgery found a tuberculous parotitis, and the patient received  anti-tuberculous regimen with a satisfactory evolution. We discuss both diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for this infection.



http://dx.doi.org/10.11604/pamj.2015.20.343.5673
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