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Neonatal suppurative sialadenitis: an important clinical diagnosis
  1. Roisin Faith Ryan1,
  2. Beena Padmakumar2
  1. 1Manchester Medical School, Manchester, UK
  2. 2Department of Paediatrics, Royal Oldham Hospital, Oldham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Roisin Faith Ryan, roisinryan{at}


Neonatal suppurative sialadenitis is a condition causing infection of the salivary glands, most frequently caused by Staphylococcus aureus. The vast majority of cases reported in the literature have been in infants with recognised risk factors. This report presents two cases of neonatal sialadenitis in siblings, neither of whom had any predisposing characteristics. The aetiology, diagnosis and treatment of this condition are discussed. This report will also highlight the need for awareness of this condition and its inclusion in considered differentials for neck swelling in all infants.

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