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BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-007829

Mumps virus infection with laryngeal oedema and thoracic wall phlegmonous inflammation in an adult

  1. Katsuhisa Ikeda1
  1. 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
  2. 2Department of Otolaryngology, Juntendo University Urayasu Hospital, Urayasu, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Takashi Iizuka, t-iizuka{at}juntendo.ac.jp

Description

A 27-year-old Bangladeshi complained of fever (39.2°C) and tenderness of the neck. He was admitted to our hospital. A fiberoptic laryngoscopy revealed oedema of the right side of the epiglottis. A CT scan showed a swelling of the bilateral parotid glands, submandibular glands and the right side of the epiglottis, and the neck and anterior thoracic wall showed phlegmonous inflammation (figure 1). Laboratory tests showed a …

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