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 (păr′ə-tī′tĭs) also pa·rot·i·di·tis (pə-rŏt′ĭ-dī′tĭs)
Inflammation of the parotid glands, as in mumps.

par′o·tit′ic (-tĭt′ĭk) adj.


(ˌpærəˈtaɪtɪs) or


(Pathology) inflammation of the parotid gland. See also mumps
parotitic, parotiditic adj


(ˌpær əˈtaɪ tɪs)

also pa•rot•i•di•tis

(pəˌrɒt ɪˈdaɪ tɪs)

1. inflammation of a parotid.
2. mumps.


a swollen or inflamed condition of the parotid. Also called mumps. — parotitic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parotitis - inflammation of one or both parotid glands
epidemic parotitis, mumps - an acute contagious viral disease characterized by fever and by swelling of the parotid glands
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat


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References in periodicals archive ?
Acute suppurative parotitis often leads to unilateral, sudden severe pain, swelling, and redness in the parotid location.
Wootton, "Cervical lymphadenitis, suppurative parotitis, thyroiditis, and infected cysts," Infectious Disease Clinics of North America, vol.
Brook, "Acute bacterial suppurative parotitis: microbiology and management," Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, vol.
The patient received ampicillin/sulbactam and clindamycin for 2 days to treat presumed suppurative parotitis. On the 5th day of illness, he developed lip redness, conjunctival injection, reddening of the BCG injection site, and edema of the hands and feet (Figure 3).
After detail search author found only 44 cases of neonatal suppurative parotitis in the literature in the last 44 (1970- 2013) years.1-4 Most of the cases were male(77%) with involvement of unilateral parotid gland (77%).
FNAC of the swelling showed features of suppurative parotitis. The following day he developed left peripheral facial palsy (House-Brackmann grade IV).