Parotitis

Case contributed by Dr Lukasz Augsburg

Presentation

Fever and painful swelling of the cheek

Patient Data

Age: 12 years
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

Ultrasound of the right parotid gland showed: 

  • enlargement of the gland
  • loss of normal echotexture
  • multiple hypoechogenic nodules
  • increased vascularity on power Doppler

Case Discussion

The diagnosis of mumps was made based on laboratory findings:

  • leukocytosis
  • increased levels of mumps IgM

The mentioned above ultrasound findings correlate with the literature. The reason of developing mumps in this child despite regular vaccinations is unclear but it can be related to lower efficacy of the vaccination and decreased levels of mumps antibodies. 

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Case information

rID: 30988
Published: 15th Sep 2014
Last edited: 2nd Aug 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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