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September 22, 1956

MUMPS ORCHITIS TREATED WITH CORTISONE

JAMA. 1956;162(4):425. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970210165025

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  The most dreaded diseases associated with recruiting in armies from time immemorial have been measles and mumps. In World War II, due to the use of anti-infective drugs, the complications of measles were largely overcome, and mumps, because of its complications, became the most dreaded disease of recruits. Nothing that I have tried in the past for the relief of mumps orchitis has given the slightest benefit, except surgical relief of pressure. For that reason, I believe that the dramatic relief of pain and symptoms in mumps orchitis now achievable with cortisone should be made known. Patients with mumps rarely are hospitalized until after the orchitis has occurred, so that there is little chance for prophylaxis. In running a 500-bed mumps hospital in the military service several years ago, I found that suspending the scrotum in a well-fitting suspensory and preventing the patient from leaving his bed

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