Diseases of the Salivary Glands and Jaws

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Chapter 308 Diseases of the Salivary Glands and Jaws

With the exception of mumps (Chapter 240), disease of the salivary glands is rare in children. Bilateral enlargement of the submaxillary glands can occur in AIDS, cystic fibrosis, Epstein-Barr virus infection, and malnutrition and, transiently, during acute asthmatic attacks. Chronic vomiting can be accompanied by enlargement of the parotid glands. Benign salivary gland hypertrophy has been associated with endocrinopathies: thyroid disease, diabetes, and disorders of the pituitary-adrenal axis.