Acute suppurative parotitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in an HIV-infected man

Luis Guzman Vinasco, Sara Bares, Uriel Sandkovsky

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Abstract

We report a case of a 32-year-old man who presented with progressive unilateral parotid gland enlargement and subsequently tested positive for HIV. A CT scan of the neck performed with contrast showed a phlegmon in the region of the right parotid tail measuring approximately 2.5×2.4 cm. Cultures of the aspirated fluid grew Streptococcus pneumoniae and the S. pneumoniae urinary antigen test was also positive. The patient underwent surgical debridement and received antimicrobial therapy with complete resolution of the parotitis. Parotitis caused by S. pneumoniae is rare, and HIV infection should be suspected in any case of invasive pneumococcal disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number209082
JournalBMJ case reports
Volume2015
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2 2015

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