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June 1979

Acute Bilateral Suppurative Parotitis due to Haemophilus influenzae: Report of Two Cases

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine, Microbiology, and Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Medical Center, and the Veterans Administration Hospital, Department of Medicine (Infectious Disease Section), Houston.

Arch Intern Med. 1979;139(6):712-713. doi:10.1001/archinte.1979.03630430088031

Acute bilateral suppurative parotitis developed in two patients with documented cirrhosis of the liver while they were in the hospital. Gram's stain and culture of purulent material obtained from the orifice of Stensen's duct disclosed Haemophilus influenzae as the sole isolate. Both patients were treated successfully with local care and antibiotics. To our knowledge, with one possible exception, infection of the parotid gland due to this organism has not been described previously.

(Arch Intern Med 139:712-713, 1979)

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