noun[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of a parotid gland, especially ( infectious parotitis) mumps.
- 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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