Viral parotitis

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Background

  • Acute infection of the parotid glands
  • Most often caused by paramyxoviruses (e.g. mumps); less commonly by influenza, parainfluenza, coxsackie, echo, HIV
  • Most common in children <15yrs
  • Contagious for 9 days after onset of parotid swelling

Complications

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Bilateral Parotitis

Facial Swelling

Management

Disposition

  • Isolated parotitis or orchitis: manage as outpatient
  • Systemic complications: admit
  • Report to health department

See Also

Video

References

CDC: Mumps for HCP