Sarcoidosis presenting as acute bilateral parotid swelling

Rakesh Sinha, S N Gaur
Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology 2004, 22 (2-3): 171-4
A case of bilateral parotid swelling of short duration, which turned out to be sarcoidosis confirmed by fine needle aspiration cytology, is presented here. The patient also had asymptomatic bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy and dryness of the eyes suggesting sarcoid involvement of the lungs and lacrimal glands. Sarcoidosis of the parotids, although rare, should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute bilateral parotid swelling. Clinico-radiological findings of multi-organ involvement suggest the diagnosis in such cases.

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