AffiliationDepartment of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, South Infirmary-Victoria, University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. email@example.com
MeSHAnti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use
Exudates and Transudates
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CitationEar Nose Throat J. 2010 Feb;89(2):90-1.
JournalEar, nose, & throat journal
AbstractNeonatal suppurative parotitis is very rare. One review of the English-language literature spanning 35 years found only 32 cases. Most cases are managed conservatively with antibiotic therapy; early antibiotic treatment reduces the need for surgery. The predominant organism is Staphylococcus aureus. We report a new case of neonatal suppurative parotitis in a 3-week-old boy. The patient was diagnosed on the basis of parotid swelling, a purulent exudate from a Stensen duct, and the growth of pathogenic bacteria in culture. He responded well to 9 days of intravenous antibiotic therapy. We also discuss the microbiologic and clinical patterns of this disease.