European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry

, Volume 10, Supplement 1, pp 31–34 | Cite as

Report of a rare case of juvenile recurrent parotitis and review of literature

  • S. Sujatha ReddyEmail author
  • N. Namita
  • N. Raghav
  • D. Devaraju
  • G. Shridevi
Case report


BACKGROUND: Juvenile recurrent parotitis (JRP) is a rare salivary gland disease of obscure aetiology that affects children. It is characterized by multiple episodes of unilateral or bilateral parotid inflammation over a period of years. CASE REPORT: A 14 year old boy presented with multiple episodes of recurrent bilateral swellings of the parotid glands since 1 year of age with no relevant past medical and dental history, TREATMENT: Included prescription of antibiotic Dicloxacillin 500 mg tid for 7 days and analgesics as a combination of Diclofenac 50 mg and Paracetamol 500 mg tid for 10 days, to resolve acute infection followed by sialography using Iopromide (ultravist-300) twice at an interval of 6 months for glandular lavage which helps to clear the mucous plugs that form during the acute phase. FOLLOW-UP: It was satisfactory as there has been no recurrence of parotitis during 18 months.

Key words

Recurrent parotitis infantile parotitis sialectasis sialography parotid gland 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Sujatha Reddy
    • 1
    Email author
  • N. Namita
    • 1
  • N. Raghav
    • 1
  • D. Devaraju
    • 1
  • G. Shridevi
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and RadiologyM.S.Ramaiah Dental College & Hospital, msrit postBangaloreIndia

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