Acute neonatal suppurative parotitis: case reports and review.

Research paper by Ronen R Spiegel, Dan D Miron, Waheeb W Sakran, Yoseph Y Horovitz

Indexed on: 27 Jan '04Published on: 27 Jan '04Published in: The Pediatric infectious disease journal


We describe two cases of neonatal suppurative parotitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus. Only 32 cases of neonatal suppurative parotitis (72% male) have been described in the English literature in the last 35 years. Thirty-eight percent were premature babies, only 41% were febrile and the causative agent in most cases was S. aureus. Recovery was achieved in 78% of the patients with antibiotic therapy without drainage.