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European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 158, Issue 4, pp 312–314 | Cite as

Neonatal suppurative parotitis: a study of five cases

  • G. Sabatino
  • A. Verrotti
  • M. de Martino
  • P. Fusilli
  • R. Pallotta
  • F. Chiarelli
NEONATOLOGY

Abstract

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”.

Key words Newborn Infant Suppurative parotitis Sialadenitis 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Sabatino
    • 1
  • A. Verrotti
    • 1
  • M. de Martino
    • 1
  • P. Fusilli
    • 1
  • R. Pallotta
    • 1
  • F. Chiarelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, University of Chieti, I-66100 Chieti, Italy, e-mail: sabatino@unich.it, Tel.: +39-871-358392, Fax: +39-871-348101IT

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