GEORGE W. ZELUFF, M.D.; T. J. FATHERREE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Mumps is an acute infectious disease of viral origin affecting primarily the parotid glands, but often involving the testicles, ovaries, central nervous system and pancreas. The complication of an orchitis seems confined almost entirely to adults, in whom it may constitute an exquisitely painful, disabling entity. Mumps orchitis usually appears as the parotitis is subsiding, somewhere between the fifth and seventh days. It may be unilateral or bilateral, and not infrequently is preceded by an epididymitis. The incidence of orchitis varies considerably in different series,1, 2, 3 but is generally said to be in the order of 20% of the
ZELUFF GW, FATHERREE TJ. STEROID THERAPY IN MUMPS ORCHITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;46:852–856. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-5-852
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(5):852-856.
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