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The investigation forming the basis of this paper had its origin in the observation of symmetrical enlargement of the parotid glands in an elderly woman, which was without pain, fever or any other evidence suggesting an inflammatory character. It showed exacerbations between which the glands did not return to normal size. After some years this patient was found to have diabetes mellitus of a moderate grade of severity. Particularly during the periods of more marked enlargement of the parotid glands a characteristic facial configuration was observable. A similar facial character was found to be common among diabetics, and palpation showed
Parotishypertrophie, ein Symptom des Diabetes Mellitus [Hypertrophy of the parotid glands a sign of diabetes mellitus].. Ann Intern Med. 1932;6:842–843. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-6-842_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(6):842-843.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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