SAMUEL CANDEL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Orchitis is a significant and common complication of mumps occurring after puberty. On the other hand, epididymitis as a frequent concomitant of the orchitis of mumps apparently has escaped the attention of many observers. Candel, Wheelock and Grimaldi1 observed a case of mumps in which bilateral epididymitis preceded the appearance of bilateral orchitis by two days. This focused their attention upon the epididymis, and they concluded from a study of 105 cases of mumps, of which 23 developed orchitis, that epididymitis is frequently associated with orchitis. They felt that this was worth recording for two reasons: (1) All of the
CANDEL S. EPIDIDYMITIS IN MUMPS, INCLUDING ORCHITIS: FURTHER CLINICAL STUDIES AND COMMENTS1. Ann Intern Med. 1951;34:20–36. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-1-20
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(1):20-36.
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