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Mumps (cont.)

Mumps Prognosis

Most children recover without any serious complications from mumps.

  • Orchitis is a common complication with mumps after puberty, but sterility is rare.
  • Mumps infection during the first trimester of pregnancy can increase the rate of spontaneous abortion, but there is no evidence it increases the risk for birth defects.
  • Rare complications include meningitis, encephalitis, pancreatitis, and deafness.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/5/2012

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