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Neonatal Suppurative Parotitis Over the Last Four Decades. A Report of 3 New Cases and Review.
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PMID:  23039834     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BACKGROUND: Neonatal suppurative parotitis (NSP) is a rare disease. Only 32 cases have been reported in the English-Language literature between 1970 and 2004. METHODS: We searched the Medline for acute, neonatal, bacterial, suppurative, parotitis, facial, preauricular swelling starting from 1970, limiting our search to the English-language literature. We reviewed all the reported cases together with 3 more managed in our department. RESULTS: We could identify 9 new cases since 2004. The total number of patients reviewed is 44 including our patients. Most of them were males (77%). The majority developed unilateral inflamed parotid swelling (77%) and exuded pus from the ipsilateral Stensen duct. Fever was seen in less than half of them (47%). Premature babies constituted a third of the patients. Staphylococcus aureus was the leading causative agent (61%). Most patients responded well to conservative treatment with antibiotics (77%). The most frequently used combination of antibiotics was an anti-staphylococcal agent with either an aminoglycoside or a third generation cephalosporin. A minority required surgical drainage. No deaths were reported in the group studied after 1970. CONCLUSION: NSP is rare but easy to diagnose and if readily treated with appropriate antibiotics the outcome is excellent.
Authors:
Essam A Ismail; Tarek M Seoudi; Mohamad Al-Amir; Ahmad A Al-Esnawy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1442-200X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Int     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100886002     Medline TA:  Pediatr Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors. Pediatrics International © 2012 Japan Pediatric Society.
Affiliation:
Paediatric Department, Farwaniya Hospital, Kuwait.
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