mumps
MUMPS
Mumps is a self-limited viral disease characterized by nonsuppurative swelling and tenderness of one or both parotid glands.
It commonly affects the children aged 2-12 years and very uncommon in <1 year of age.
It is caused by a single-stranded RNA virus classified under Paramyxoviridae family or mumps virus.
Transmission is through airborne droplets from respiratory secretion of infected persons.
Incubation period is typically 14-21 days.

Mumps References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recommended immunization schedules for persons aged 0-18 years-United States, 2008. MMWR. 2007;56(51&52):Q1-Q4. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5701a8.htm.
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Update: recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding administration of combination MMRV vaccine. MMWR. 2008 Mar;57(10):258-260. PMID: 18340332
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Measles. In: Atkinson W, Hamborsky J, McIntyre L, et al, eds. Epidemiology and prevention of vaccine preventable disease. 10th ed. 2nd printing. Washington, DC: Public Health Foundation; 2008.
  4. Gutierrez KM. Mumps virus. In: Long SS, Pickering LK, Prober CG. Principles and practice of pediatric infectious diseases. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier; 2008
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  6. Litman N, Baum SG. Mumps virus. In: Mandell GL, Douglas RB, Bennett JE, et al. Principles and practice of infectious diseases. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier; 2005
  7. MedWormhttp://www.medworm.com/rss/index.php/Pediatrics/33/http://www.medworm.com/rss/medicalfeeds/specialities/Pediatrics.xml
  8. Demirci CS. Mumps. eMedicine. http://www.emedicine.com/ped/TOPIC1503.HTM. Accessed 01 Jul 2008
  9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Epidemiology and prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases. In: Atkinson W, Wolfe S, Hamborsky J. 12th ed. Washington, DC: Public Health Foundation; 2012.
  10. World Health Organization. Weekly epidemiological record: mumps virus vaccine. World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/wer/2007/wer8207.pdf?ua=1. 2007. Accessed 25 Nov 2014.
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