Neonatal suppurative parotitis: a study of five cases
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Suppurative parotitis is uncommon in newborns. During a 9-year study period, five cases of neonatal suppurative parotitis were detected in 3,624 hospital admissions. The relative risk of developing neonatal suppurative parotitis in admitted infants was 5.52 (0.62–49.35). Staphylococcus aureus was the causative organism most commonly detected in the hospital-acquired cases. Antimicrobial therapy was effective in all cases; surgery was not required.
Conclusion Although neonatal suppurative parotitis is now uncommon in the newborn, it cannot be considered a “vanishing disease”.
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