Suppurative parotitis

3 Interesting Facts of Suppurative parotitis

  1. Bacterial infection of the parotid gland; usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus or gram-negative organisms 
  2. Can be differentiated clinically by more rapid onset of swelling, severe tenderness, induration, and erythema overlying the parotid gland 
  3. Expression of pus from parotid duct with massage of the gland confirms diagnosis

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