Rare manifestation of mumps: anterior uveitis

Abstract number: p1662

Turk Aribas  E., Erayman  I., Inkaya  A.C., Kandemir  B., Bitirgen  M.

Mumps is acute generalized infection occurs primarily in school-aged children and adolescents. Most prominent manifestation of mumps is swelling and tenderness of salivary glands especially parotid gland. Uveitis is a rare manifestation of mumps. Here we present a mumps case complicating with uveitis. 26 years old paediatric nurse was admitted to our emergency department because of headache and malaise. On physical examination bilateral parotid enlargement was noticed. Opthalmology consulatation revealed anterior uveitis. Local prednisolon and cyclopentholate treatment were prescribed. Lumbar puncture revealed lymphocytic pleocytosis without hypoglychorachea and elevated protein levels. Mumps IgM was found positive. Differential diagnosis made with other viral infections and sarcoidosis. Her headache diminished day after the hospitalisation. Uveitis responded very well to local therapy and patient got well in 2 weeks.

Session Details

Date: 01/08/2007
Time: 00:00-00:00
Session name: XXIst ISTH Congress
Location: Oxford, UK
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