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Mumps (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

mumps, orchitis, childhood immunization, salivary glands, swelling of glands, mumps vaccine

Authors and Editors

Author: David Perlstein, MD, MBA, FAAP

Editor: Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP

Previous contributing author and editors:

Author: Jagvir Singh, MD, Acting Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Lutheran General Hospital of Park Ridge.

Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor III, MD, Vice-Chief, Compliance Officer, Attending Physician Emergency Medicine Residency, Department of Emergency Medicine, Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, University of South Carolina.

REFERENCE:

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Summary of Notifiable Diseases – United States 2010." MMWR 59.53 June 1, 2012: 1-111. <http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5953a1.htm>.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/5/2012

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