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By Faye Kehler Family Physician and GP Anesthetist since 1987 interested in all aspects of Medicine
Niall F Davis, Barry B McGuire, Jackie A Mahon, Anna E Smyth, Kiaran J O'Malley, John M Fitzpatrick
There has been a recent increase in mumps orchitis among pubertal and postpubertal males. These outbreaks can be attributed to a reduction in the uptake of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine during the early to mid-1990 s in children who have now matured. The mumps virus is commonly associated with extra-salivary complications. Unvaccinated postpubertal males diagnosed with mumps virus frequently develop complications such as mumps orchitis. Therefore, it is important that urologists are familiar with the diagnosis, treatment and complications of this condition...
April 2010: BJU International
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