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[Complications of mumps in children in light of personal observations]

Pediatria polska. 
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The clinical manifestation and course of mumps-related complications in 183 children among 214 patients hospitalized due to mumps were analysed. Meningitis was diagnosed in 78% of cases, pancreatitis in 48% and unilateral orchitis was observed in 1.6%. More than one complication was noted in 27% of patients. Usually mumps-related complications occurred between the second and fifth day after the appearance of salivary gland involvement. Their course was fairly grave. Boys were afflicted twice as often as girls. No correlation between the severity of the disease and pleocytosis in cerebro-spinal fluid was observed. The authors discussed a necessity to introduce mass vaccinations against mumps.
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