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SARS-CoV-2 associated unilateral parotitis in children: A case report and literature review

  • Authors:
    • Andrea Marino
    • Giovanni Cacciaguerra
    • Serena Spampinato
    • Monica Palermo
    • Arturo Biasco
    • Emanuele Liotta
    • Salvatore Cocuzza
    • Emmanuele Venanzi Rullo
    • Giuseppe Nunnari
    • Piero Pavone
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  • Published online on: March 27, 2024     https://doi.org/10.3892/br.2024.1771
  • Article Number: 83
  • Copyright : © Marino et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License [CC BY 4.0].

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Abstract

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection usually affects the respiratory system; however, a number of atypical manifestations of this disease have also been reported, especially in children. The present study reports a case of a 12-year-old presenting with right unilateral parotitis and sialadenitis and SARS-CoV-2 infection. The young patient, after a 3-day history of fever, was brought to our clinic (Polyclinic University Hospital ‘G. Rodolico’, Catania, Italy) for the sudden onset of unilateral parotitis accompanied by sialadenitis and hyperaemia of the skin, which was tender to touch. The SARS-CoV-2 molecular swab was positive; the ultrasound of the affected region showed an increase in the volume of the parotid and sublingual gland and reactive lymph nodes compatible with parotitis and sialadenitis. This case suggests that, in the present Coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, SARS-CoV-2 should be included in the differential diagnosis of parotitis and sialadenitis along with mumps and flue. Notably, a respiratory panel and serology for other potential causes are needed in case of parotitis-like disease.

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Marino A, Cacciaguerra G, Spampinato S, Palermo M, Biasco A, Liotta E, Cocuzza S, Venanzi Rullo E, Nunnari G, Pavone P, Pavone P, et al: SARS-CoV-2 associated unilateral parotitis in children: A case report and literature review. Biomed Rep 20: 83, 2024
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Marino, A., Cacciaguerra, G., Spampinato, S., Palermo, M., Biasco, A., Liotta, E. ... Pavone, P. (2024). SARS-CoV-2 associated unilateral parotitis in children: A case report and literature review. Biomedical Reports, 20, 83. https://doi.org/10.3892/br.2024.1771
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Marino, A., Cacciaguerra, G., Spampinato, S., Palermo, M., Biasco, A., Liotta, E., Cocuzza, S., Venanzi Rullo, E., Nunnari, G., Pavone, P."SARS-CoV-2 associated unilateral parotitis in children: A case report and literature review". Biomedical Reports 20.5 (2024): 83.
Chicago
Marino, A., Cacciaguerra, G., Spampinato, S., Palermo, M., Biasco, A., Liotta, E., Cocuzza, S., Venanzi Rullo, E., Nunnari, G., Pavone, P."SARS-CoV-2 associated unilateral parotitis in children: A case report and literature review". Biomedical Reports 20, no. 5 (2024): 83. https://doi.org/10.3892/br.2024.1771