Unilateral parotid mass as an unusual presentation of lupus erythematosus profundus

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Unilateral parotid swelling or mass in the lupus erythematosus profundus person is a rare or under reported clinical scenario in existing literature. This is a case of a 49-year-old man with such presentation for whom medical management of the underlying condition led to the resolution of the swelling. Lupus erythematosus profundus must be considered as a differential diagnosis of unexplained parotid swelling to prevent incorrect diagnosis, unnecessary surgical intervention (eg, parotidectomy) and the morbidity that comes with it (eg, facial nerve weakness, Frey's syndrome etc).

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