All the contagious diseases present complications or sequelæ more or less familiar to practitioners, but generally we find attributed to mumps only metastasis to testes in males or mamma in females, or mayhap some affection of the ears, or occasional though rare suppuration of or about the parotid or other salivary glands.
But in fact there may be various other complications or sequelæ which may need attention.
Thus some French observers, Lannois and Lemoine, call attention to the pseudo-rheumatism which may attend or supervene upon mumps, just as it may upon other infectious diseases, as erysipelas and scarlet let fever. It may attack the articulation or synovial sheaths of muscles; in short, there is an apparent sub-acute rheumatism, which, however, is not amenable to the therapeutic agency of salycilate of soda.
According to Dr. Fournié, hearing and sight are apt to be temporarily or permanently impaired, the disorders coming on
McSHERRY R. MUMPS; WITH AN UNUSUAL SEQUEL. JAMA. 1885;IV(23):627–628. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390980011001b
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