Prodromal symptoms uncommon but may include the following:
Onset usually pain and swelling in front of and below ear
Usually starts on one side of th...
Supportive therapy is all that is required in mumps parotitis.
Antibiotics directed against S. aureus should be used in cases of suppurative parotitis.
Most children have resolution of glandular swelling by ~1 week.
Disappearance of testicular pain and swelling can be expected 4 to 6 days after onset.
Albertson JP, Clegg WJ, Reid HD, et al. Mumps Outbreak at a University and Recommendation for a Third Dose of Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine—Illinois, 2015–2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl...
072.9 Mumps without mention of complication
072.79 Other mumps with other specified complications
072.0 Mumps orchitis
072.3 Mumps pancreatitis
072.1 Mumps meningitis
072.2 Mumps encephalitis
Q: Should immunization be deferred in children with intercurrent illness?
A: No. Children with minor illnesses, even with fever, should be vaccinated.
Q: Should vaccination be withheld in children l...
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Figure 141.1. Female patient with swelling of left parotid gland due to parotitis. Note the difference with the right parotid gland.