Painful parotid hypertrophy with bulimia: a report of medical management.

Title

Painful parotid hypertrophy with bulimia: a report of medical management.

Creator

Park Kelly K; Tung Rebecca C; de Luzuriaga Arlene Ruiz

Publisher

Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD

Date

2009
2009-06

Description

In eating disorders, such as bulimia nervosa, body image disturbance often extends beyond the realm of weight and shape into the dermatologic spectrum. While commonly associated conditions due to binging and self-induced vomiting include cutaneous entities (e.g., Russell's sign, acne, alopecia and hypertrichosis) and oral pathologies (e.g., enamel erosion, caries and mild parotid hypertrophy), a rare but troubling manifestation is disfiguring parotid enlargement (sialoadenomegaly). This article presents a case of painful sialoadenomegaly associated with hyperamylasemia in a bulimic patient successfully managed with pilocarpine.

Subject

Adult; Female; Humans; Hypertrophy; Bulimia/*complications; Hyperamylasemia/etiology; Pain/drug therapy/*physiopathology; Parotid Gland/*pathology/physiopathology; Pilocarpine/*therapeutic use; Sublingual Gland/pathology

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

577–579

Issue

6

Volume

8

Citation

Park Kelly K; Tung Rebecca C; de Luzuriaga Arlene Ruiz, “Painful parotid hypertrophy with bulimia: a report of medical management.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed December 5, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5560.

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