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February 1956


Author Affiliations

U. S. Army

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1956;97(2):249-251. doi:10.1001/archinte.1956.00250200125010

ALTHOUGH pulmonary infarction is comparatively common in many phases of medicine, its occurrence as a complication of mumps is apparently rare. A survey of the medical literature by the Armed Forces Medical Library revealed only two papers pertaining to pulmonary infarction associated with mumps. In 1952 Cottel and Hauser1 reported a case of severe bilateral mumps orchitis, parotitis, and encephalitis in a 28-year-old white man, complicated by the development of two distinct pulmonary infarcts. The following year Lehmus 2 reported a case of mumps with orchitis complicated by pulmonary infarction in a 28-year-old man. It is the purpose of this report to present a case of mumps with orchitis complicated by bilateral pulmonary infarcts.

REPORT OF CASE  A 41-year-old white male sergeant was admitted to the Medical Service of a U. S. Army Hospital on Jan. 14, 1955, with a diagnosis of mumps (epidemic parotitis). Three days prior to

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