Yasir Jibril

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano - Nigeria Nigeria
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Pyramid Journal of Medicine

Tuberculous parotitis in an immuno-competent adult: A rare clinical entity

Majority of the cases of Tuberculosis (TB) occur in the pulmonary system, other extrapulmonary sites are rare, accounting for 15% of all TB cases. Among the extrapulmonary manifestations, TB parotitis is extremely rare, only few cases were reported in Africa despite the endemicity of the disease. We present a 23 years old man who developed a right infra-auricular swelling of three month duration, with no clinical or laboratory evidence of immunosuppression or TB in the lungs or other part of the body. High index of suspicion is required to diagnose this rare condition and the place of histological examination is imperative.

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