key imaging of a mumps patient is “chipmunk cheeks” or
swelling can extend almost to the ears and can be extremely painful
- in about 25% of cases the swelling is unilateral.
organs can be involved as well including: testicles, ovaries,
breast tissue, other salivary glands, and the brain/spinal
is transmitted through droplets in the air.
immunizations will get you 88% probability immunity and one
immunization will get you 78% probability of immunity. Yet,
immunity can wane and there can be viral strains not covered by the
outbreaks are common in the winter season because of close
can test for Mumps using an IGM blood test, (more likely to see a
spike in this if the patient is not vaccinated) Buckle swabs, &