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Friday, June 5, 2009

MUMPS, ORCHITIS AND INFERTILITY.

Posted by Prahallad Panda on 8:16 PM Comments

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              A very painful reddish swelling in front and below the ear either unilateral or bilateral with fever and malaise ushers the disease called Mumps.Usually occurs in the childhood but no age is exempt.It is a viral (Mumps Virus) disease affecting the parotid salivary gland, commonly  subsides without much sequel.
               Complications do occur . Most importants being parotid abscess and next is mumps orchitis affecting the testes.The first one can be tackled with drainage and that will invariable cure.But mumps orchitis is to be dealt with urgently by a surgeon starting from support , analgesia to splitting of scrotal skin and outer layer of testes to relieve the tension in testicular tissue.Unless dealt with promptly, if bilateral disease patient may land up in infertility in the later life.
             Very good vaccines are available to prevent it if given at right time.

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PRAVENTION IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN CURE.

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