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Revista chilena de pediatría

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NAZAR M., Gonzalo et al. Acute recurrent parotiditis in children. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2001, vol.72, n.5, pp. 437-442. ISSN 0370-4106.

Acute recurrent parotiditis (ARP) is defined as a recurrent inflammation and non-obstructive sialectasis of the parotid gland. This study review our experience in 16 patients with ARP. The average age of onset was 3 years 3 months (range 6months to 8 years), 56% were boys and 74% of cases unilateral with no predominant side. The main symptoms were parotid swelling (100%), local tenderness (42%) and fever (35%). Laboratory tests were normal in all patients. Sialography was performed in 7, showing punctate and globular sialectasis in all cases. Parotid ultrasound was performed in 14 showing parotid swelling and nodular hypoechoic areas in all cases. Although both imaging techniques have a similar efficacy in ARP we suggest that ultrasound is a more appropriate test in the initial workup

Palabras clave : acute recurrent parotiditis; clinical aspects; ultrasound.

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