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Diseases » Mumps » Summary
 

What is Mumps?

What is Mumps?

  • Mumps: An acute viral disease that causes the salivary glands to become swollen, sore and inflamed. Immunization had greatly reduced the incidence of this disease.
  • Mumps: acute, inflammatory, contagious disease caused by Rubulavirus and characterized by swelling of the salivary glands, especially the parotids, and sometimes of the pancreas, ovaries, or testes; spread by direct contact, airborne droplet nuclei, fomites contaminated by infectious saliva, and perhaps urine.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Mumps: an acute contagious viral disease characterized by fever and by swelling of the parotid glands.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Mumps: Introduction

Types of Mumps:

Broader types of Mumps:

How many people get Mumps?

Incidence (annual) of Mumps: 387 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999); rare due to MMR vaccination
Incidence Rate of Mumps: approx 1 in 702,842 or 0.00% or 387 people in USA [about data]

Who gets Mumps?

Patient Profile for Mumps: Typically age 5-15 but older possible

How serious is Mumps?

Complications of Mumps: see complications of Mumps

What causes Mumps?

Causes of Mumps: see causes of Mumps
Risk factors for Mumps: see risk factors for Mumps

What are the symptoms of Mumps?

Symptoms of Mumps: see symptoms of Mumps

Complications of Mumps: see complications of Mumps

Incubation period for Mumps: 2-3 weeks

Duration of Mumps: Usually less than a week; fever down in 2-3 days with some further recovery time.

Can anyone else get Mumps?

Contagion of Mumps: Highly contagious
More information: see contagiousness of Mumps
Inheritance: see inheritance of Mumps

Mumps: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Mumps.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Mumps.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Mumps: see treatments for Mumps
Alternative treatments for Mumps: see alternative treatments for Mumps
Prevention of Mumps: see prevention of Mumps
Research for Mumps: see research for Mumps

Society issues for Mumps


Hospitalization statistics for Mumps: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Mumps:

  • 0.0008% (102) of hospital consultant episodes were for mumps in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 94% of hospital consultant episodes for mumps required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 62% of hospital consultant episodes for mumps were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 38% of hospital consultant episodes for mumps were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Mumps:

Organs and body systems related to Mumps include:

Name and Aliases of Mumps

Main name of condition: Mumps

Class of Condition for Mumps: viral

Other names or spellings for Mumps:

epidemic parotiditis

Mumps virus Source - Diseases Database

Epidemic parotitis
Source - WordNet 2.1

Mumps: Related Conditions

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