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Post-Mumps vaccination parotitis

Tinsae Alemayehu


Mumps is a common communicable disease among children. It is one of 31 vaccine-preventable diseases at present. The presentation of a two and half year old boy who developed parotitis for the first time three weeks after taking a Mumps vaccine is outlined. Potential adverse events following administration of similar vaccines are discussed. Pediatricians and child health workers in Africa are less experienced in Mumps vaccines due to the absence of Mumps-containing vaccines from their national immunization programs. This description of a child with post-Mumps vaccine parotitis (a comparatively common adverse reaction) serves as learning point on performance and reactions to expect after Mumps-vaccine containing immunizations.

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