J Pediatr Infect Dis 2019; 14(03): 140-143
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1604338
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Juvenile Recurrent Parotitis: A Case Report

Muhammed Jasim Abdul Jalal
1  Department of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India
Babu Mathew Pittappilly
2  Department of Paediatrics, VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India
Julio Chacko Kandathil
3  Department of Radiology, VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India
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21 May 2017

20 June 2017

Publication Date:
20 July 2017 (eFirst)


Juvenile recurrent parotitis (JRP) is defined as recurrent inflammatory parotitis in children of unknown etiology. It is described as recurrent parotid inflammation, usually associated with non-obstructive sialectasis of peripheral ducts of the parotids with periductal lymphocytic infiltration of the parotid gland. It is characterized by multiple episodes of parotid swelling and/or pain associated with fever or malaise over a period of years. Symptoms resolve spontaneously after puberty. All children with recurrent parotitis should be screened to exclude Sjögren's syndrome, lymphoma, and immunodeficiency including human immunodeficiency virus. We present the case of a 4-year-old boy who had four episodes of recurrent parotid swelling over a period of 6 months.