Definition of parotitis in English:

parotitis

Line breaks: paro|titis
Pronunciation: /ˌparəˈtʌɪtɪs
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • Inflammation of a parotid gland, especially ( infectious parotitis) mumps.
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    • The great majority of cases begin as a tonsillitis or pharyngitis with occasional cases associated with mastoiditis, otitis media, parotitis, sinusitis and dental infections.
    • Mumps results from infection with the mumps virus and can lead to parotitis, meningoencephalitis, and orchitis.
    • Rare presentations of infection include severe haemorrhage, jaundice, parotitis, and cardiomyopathy.

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