Parotid abscess caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Archana Chatterjee, Meera Varman, Trent W. Quinlan

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Tuberculosis of the parotid gland is rare, A 16-month-old US-born male infant with immigrant parents from Sudan presented to his primary care physician with periorbital cellulitis and preauricular lymphadenitis. He underwent incision and drainage of an abscess in the right intraparotid lymph node. The aspirate was positive for acid-fast bacilli by auramine-rhodamine stain and subsequently grew Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Antitubercular medications were started postoperatively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)912-914
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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