Frequently recurring attacks of parotitis in the same person are uncommon. When they do occur, they are much more likely to be observed recurring in adults than in younger children. We believe that our case is unusual and warrants report because of three features: the early age at which the attacks first occurred, their association with repeated infections of the upper respiratory tract and their disappearance after a specific form of therapy—tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. We have not been able to find a parallel case in the literature after a careful search.1
Infections of the parotid glands may be divided into four general groups for the sake of convenience. They are: the epidemic form, the postoperative form, the type which is associated with systemic infections, such as typhoid fever, scarlet fever, and septicemia, and a chronic recurrent form, the etiology of which is obscure and the treatment of which meets
BROWN CR, NEVIUS WB. RECURRENT INFECTIOUS PAROTITIS: REPORT OF A CASE IN A CHILD FIVE YEARS OLD. Am J Dis Child. 1936;52(6):1424–1426. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1936.04140060134012
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