We report the case of an insulin-dependent diabetic woman with chronic renal insufficiency who developed Candida glabrata suppurative parotitis. Infectious inflammation of the parotid gland is typically bacterial in etiology, and candidal parotitis is a rarely documented finding with only 6 reported cases in the literature. Four cases involved Candida albicans; and 2, C. glabrata. Furthermore, our patient was uncharacteristically young and without ductal obstruction or other nidus for infection, which makes this case especially unique. We also present a literature review of the previous cases.
From the *Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University; †Miami Valley Hospital; and ‡Department of Pathology, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, OH.
Reprints: John S. Czachor, MD, Miami Valley Hospital, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, OH. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.