DAVID W. FRASER
To the Editor: I was most interested in the article by Davidson, Leibel, and Berris (1) entitled "Asymptomatic Parotid Gland Enlargement in Diabetes Mellitus" (Ann. Intern. Med. 70: 31, 1969). Their finding of parotid enlargement in patients with subclinical diabetes deserves emphasis.
I was surprised, however, by the authors' statement that they could find no well-documented reports of biopsies of enlarged parotids in diabetes. In his impressive book on salivary gland disorders Rauch (2) presents the case of a 58-year-old male diabetic with bilateral parotid gland enlargement. A biopsy of this man's left parotid showed enlargement of the acinar cells
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FRASER DW. PAROTID GLANDS IN DIABETES. Ann Intern Med. 1969;71:212–213. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-1-212_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(1):212-213.
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