Is Parotid Gland Swelling A Symptom Of Hiv

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Parotid Gland Swelling

I have been HIV+ for ever 25 years. For the last 10 years my glands have swollen that I'm very distraught due to disfiguring and people asking questions about it. I have seen several doctors and have been told that the only solution will be surgery...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If you have polycystic disease of the parotids (seen in HIV+ persons and diagnosed with CT//MRI +/- biopsy) then another option might be low dose radiation treatment which I have had variable but usually positive results with (swelling an recur over... Read more »

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