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April 1994

Fine-Needle Detection of Cytomegalovirus Parotitis in a Patient With Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Iowa Hospitals (Drs Redleaf and Bauer), and the Division of Surgical Pathology, Department of Pathology, The University of Iowa College of Medicine (Dr Robinson), Iowa City. Dr Redleaf is now with the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Chicago (Ill) Medical Center.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1994;120(4):414-416. doi:10.1001/archotol.1994.01880280042007
Abstract

Parotid enlargement is common in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1. We present a case of cytomegalovirus infection of the parotid gland in a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. This case is notable because fine-needle aspiration provided the diagnosis. We therefore present a quick and inexpensive method of detecting a potentially fatal infection that has previously been unrecognized by the medical community.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1994;120:414-416)

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