Acute Parotitis Due to Candida glabrata: A Case Report and Literature Review

Rashmi V. Shingde, Tae Jun Kim, Rodney C. Givney, Patrick De Waal, Catherine Berry

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Abstract

This report describes the case of a 60-year-old man who developed acute parotitis with abscess formation. The causative agent of the parotid abscess was Candida glabrata, which is an unusual cause of salivary gland pathology because it typically inhabits the oral cavity as a commensal microorganism. Acute parotitis occurs most often in elderly patients who are debilitated by systemic disease or as a postoperative complication. This case is interesting because the patient was immunocompetent and had no obvious risk factors for fungal parotitis other than poor dentition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-327
Number of pages3
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes

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