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April 1970

Suppurative Parotitis in Children

Author Affiliations

Rochester, Minn
From the Section of Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation (Dr. O'Connell), and the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, University of Minnesota (Dr. David), Rochester, Minn.

Am J Dis Child. 1970;119(4):332-335. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100050334009

A 20-year experience with acute and recurrent suppurative parotitis involving 46 children is described, and the pertinent literature is reviewed. Acute suppurative parotitis (a single attack) occurs in the newborn period, sporadically throughout the remainder of childhood, and in association with terminal illnesses. Recurrent suppurative parotitis occurs throughout childhood. It is not a self-limited disease, but may extend beyond puberty into late adolescence and adult life. The presently acceptable form of treatment consists of appropriate antibiotic therapy and sialography.