Parotitis: Symptoms of Disease
Parotitis infection, epidemic parotitis — All this name is acute
infectious disease caused by paramyxovarus characterized by moderate
intoxication, lesion of ferrous organs and nervous system. Most often
Doctors have to deal with epidemic parotitis in children. Epidemic Parotitis Virus Amuses Baby
preschool and younger school age. Kids up to the year are rarely sick, to a 6-month
They, as a rule, have a passive immunity derived from the mother in
stay in her womb. After the suffering disease is formed persistent
Source of infection
is a sick person or a carrier of an epidemic vapotitis virus, in which the disease occurs in
Asymptomatic form. The patient becomes contagious to those surrounding 1-2 days before
The appearance of the first clinical symptoms and continues to allocate the virus with saliva in
For 7 days from the beginning of the disease.
With direct contact with a sick person, the path of transmission of infection —
Air-drip. Virus of messengers in the environment and because it
Distribution with contact with toys and sickness items
Almost excluded. Sometimes the vary is transmitted to a child intrauterine,
If the mother is sick with a vapor at the end of pregnancy. Disease in this case
proceeds quite easily and manifests itself mainly by inflammation of the salivary glands.
Susceptibility of people
to the pathogen high, about half of the children in contact with patients with epidemic vapotitis, symptoms
infections will be on average after 18-20 days, in general, incubative
The period of infection can continue from several days to month.
Entrance gate for
Parotitis virus become mucous membranes of nose, nasopharynx, pharynx, cavity
mouth and eye conjunctive. Here, in the cells of the mucosa, the virus accumulates, then
enters the blood and spread throughout the body, «Awesome» in fervent organs
and nervous tissue. Epidemic parotitis is characterized by lesions of saliva
glands, eggs, pancreas and nervous system, development in these inflammatory bodies
changes in varying severity. Most often, epidemic vapotitis in children proceeds in
airy form with symptoms of inflammation of the salivary glands, boys
Teenage age There is a threat to the development of the orchitis, subsequently
affecting on reproductive function.
Incubation period The child begins to feel bad: it looks
sluggish, drowy, complains of head, muscular and articular pain, it bothers him
chills and dry mouth. Temperature of the body rises to 38-39° C, N
Sometimes it remains on a subfebrile or normal level.
Epidemic parotitis sign — swelling of the parole salivary glands
manifests itself at the beginning on the one hand, then after 1-2 days — with another. Slyons
glands increase in size, compacted, become painful to the touch,
As the vapotitis develops, they act beyond the lower jaw, swelling
covered by the post, behind the ear and the kepeda, on the cheek. With a significant increase
the salivary glands of the mossy of the ears are shuffled up and it gives the person a characteristic
View, because of the disease and got a name «piggy». Skin over inflamed salivary
Iron stretched, glitters, but the color of it remains normal, the suppuration of the glands
It is extremely rare.
Due to pain
enlarged salivary glands child with difficulty
Opens your mouth and chews food, he is bothering dry mouth, decline in hearing, sometimes
There is noise in the ears. On the mucosa from the inside of the cheek at the location
duct salivary gland appears swelling and red stain. Signs
Parotitis is saved for 5-7 days, then salivary glands acquire
Former sizes, disease symptoms fade.
In children epidemic
Parotitis is quite rarely complicated by orchite, epididiment, ooforitis, mastitis,
Prostatitis and pancreatitis. Egg damage is characterized by pain
In the groin and in the course of the seed rope, edema and soreness of the scrotum organs.
Pancreatitis occurs more often in a light form and manifests itself in the abdomen and
Disorder Stula. With damage to the nervous system, meningitis develops or