What is Mumps?
Mumps is a painful non-erythematous swelling of one or both parotid glands, occurring 1 – 2 weeks following exposure to the causative virus.
Most common in children aged 6-8
years with epidemics occurring during
winter and spring, before the onset of
routine vaccination against measles,
mumps and rubella.
Symptoms of mumps
- Preauricular swelling
- Preauricular pain
Based on history and clinical findings
- Virological evaluations may be
- Bacterial infections.
- Obstructive diseases.
Complications of mumps
- Testicular atrophy
Treatment for mumps
- Supportive care for fever, headache and malaise
- Adequate rehydration.