The Immune System|
Synonyms : Epidemic Parptitis
Clinical features: < BACK TO TOP >
there is malaise, fever, trismus (“lockjaw? difficulty in opening the
mouth) and pain near the angle of the jaw, followed by tender swelling of one
or both parotid glands.
swelling alone without general symptoms is often the first feature.
submandibular salivary glands may also be involved, they are enlarged and
classic presentation glandular swelling subsides in a few days, and all other
signs and symptoms disappear.
Orchitis (inflammation and swelling of the testis) occurs in about one in four
males who develop mumps after puberty (unusual in children); it is usually on
one side only and resolves in 1-2 weeks, but if it is bilateral, sterility
may be a sequel (very rarely though).
abdominal pain in the epigastrium, nausea and vomiting may be due to pancreatitis.
Acute meningitis is another form of presentation, with headache, neck stiffness, nausea and vomiting, but prognosis is favourable in most patients.
Diagnosis: < BACK TO TOP >
cases of mumps can be diagnosed on clinical grounds alone.
If in doubt the diagnosis can be confirmed by the demonstration of specific antibodies, or the virus may be cultured from the saliva, or from the cerebrospinal fluid in meningitis.
Management < BACK TO TOP >
hygiene is important when the mouth is very dry from lack of saliva.
from the relief of symptoms as they appear, no other treatment is necessary.
can be relieved by cold packs and, if necessary, steroids can be given (for
few days only).
patients should remain in isolation until glandular swelling subsides.
Mumps vaccine is given at the age of 12 months along with measles and rubella vaccines.
Prognosis < BACK TO TOP >
Nutrition < BACK TO TOP >
Nutrition that alleviate or prevent Mumps :-
Herbs < BACK TO TOP >
Herbs that alleviate or prevent Mumps :-
(source : -)
speaker Mr NgThian Watt the Principal Trainer from
Napoleon Hill Associates MalaysiaDetails
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