Report of a rare case of juvenile recurrent parotitis and review of literature
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BACKGROUND: Juvenile recurrent parotitis (JRP) is a rare salivary gland disease of obscure aetiology that affects children. It is characterized by multiple episodes of unilateral or bilateral parotid inflammation over a period of years. CASE REPORT: A 14 year old boy presented with multiple episodes of recurrent bilateral swellings of the parotid glands since 1 year of age with no relevant past medical and dental history, TREATMENT: Included prescription of antibiotic Dicloxacillin 500 mg tid for 7 days and analgesics as a combination of Diclofenac 50 mg and Paracetamol 500 mg tid for 10 days, to resolve acute infection followed by sialography using Iopromide (ultravist-300) twice at an interval of 6 months for glandular lavage which helps to clear the mucous plugs that form during the acute phase. FOLLOW-UP: It was satisfactory as there has been no recurrence of parotitis during 18 months.
Key wordsRecurrent parotitis infantile parotitis sialectasis sialography parotid gland
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