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Suppurative Parotitis Due to Candida glabrata: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Jenks, Jeffrey D. BS*; Czachor, John S. MD*†; Gibbs, Paul M. MD†‡; Taylor, Erica L. MD*

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: May 2010 - Volume 18 - Issue 3 - p 162-164
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181d2ee15
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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:

The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.