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Bilateral Enlargement of the Parotid Glands in Bulimia

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Patients with bulimia nervosa who purge by vomiting may develop swelling of salivary glands, which is not seen in patients who abuse laxatives. Patients with anorexia nervosa may develop parotid gland swelling (sialadenosis) if they become malnourished (see above).

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