Parotitis

Etiology

  • Rarely mumps
  • Staph, strep, oral flora; sometimes assoc w/obstructing stone

Symptoms

  • Acute pain if infected and/or related to duct obstruction from stone
  • Bilateral (and unvaccinated) if mumps, also testicular involvement

Physical Exam Findings

  • Acute, tender, mass just anterior to the ears if infected, sometimes pus from parotid duct opening on inside of cheek

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