トキソプラズマ性耳下腺内リンパ節炎例 [in Japanese] Case Report : Toxoplasmic Intraparotid Lymphadenitis [in Japanese]
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Toxoplasmosis usually manifests as a cervicofacial lymphadenopathy in adults, and its manifestation as a parotid mass is very rare. In this article, we present the case of a 48-year-old with acquired intraglandular parotid toxoplasmosis which clinically mimicked a parotid gland tumor. We performed superficial parotidectomy, suspecting a malignant tumor. However, the postoperative histopathology, indicated toxoplasmic lymphadenitis. Serological tests revealed high levels of both IgM and IgG antibodies against <i>Toxoplasma</i> in the serum. We concluded that the disease was due to active infection with <i>Toxoplasma gondii</i>. Through the postoperative administration of specific antibiotic agents, the patient remained symptomatically well without signs of systemic or local toxoplasmosis. The infection was believed to have been transmitted via the patient's pet rabbit.
- Pract.Otol. (Kyoto)
Pract.Otol. (Kyoto) 101(8), 631-636, 2008-08-01
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