DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20210853

Acute parotitis associated with COVID-19 - an unusual presentation: a report from Bangladesh perspective

Md. R. U. Chowdhury, Sahedul I. Bhuiyan, Bimal C. Das, Ashim K. Saha

Abstract


COVID-19 affects different peoples in many unusual ways. An increasing number of atypical presentations of COVID-19 have already been reported worldwide. So, in this pandemic period, any unusual presentation of the patients, should keep in mind about the association of coronavirus disease 2019. Hence, it is very important to diagnose the case without any delay to make immediate intervention as well as to prevent the disease transmission among the health care workers and in the community. We report a case of a 62 years old male presented in the outpatient department with COVID-19 associated acute parotitis, later developed bilateral pneumonia. Though COVID-19 still is a mysterious disease, but presentation with acute parotitis is very atypical which made the case interesting. In this case, we want to explore the importance of unusual presentation associated with COVID-19, emphasize to keep COVID-19 as a differential of acute parotitis at any age, to alert all health care workers to handle any patients with personal protective equipment to prevent transmission and probably this is the first case of COVID-19 presented with acute parotitis in Bangladesh.


Keywords


COVID-19, Acute parotitis, Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, Bangladesh

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