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June 13, 1936

ORCHITIS AND OOPHORITIS PAROTIDEA (OSLER): REPORT OF TWO CASES

Author Affiliations

ROYAL OAK, MICH.

JAMA. 1936;106(24):2053-2054. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770240017006
Abstract

Orchitis as a complication of mumps is a commonplace incident, the frequency of which has been placed by some authors1 at between 10 and 25 per cent of cases, while others quote an incidence as high as 50 per cent2 in certain epidemics. It is said that the orchitis may appear in from two to sixteen days after the parotitis, and most commonly in from four to eight days. The fever tends to persist for from two to six days and falls by lysis. A rather imposing proportion of atrophy, as high as 60 per cent according to Catrin,3 is said to occur in the absence of operation, which, briefly, has in the reported cases consisted in the making of incisions in the tunica albuginea. Vezeaux de Lavergne and Florentin,4 and Teissier recommend convalescent serum as an effective prophylactic against orchitis.

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