Potentially lethal pharyngolaryngeal edema with dyspnea in adult patients with mumps: A series of 5 cases

Masafumi Ohki, Yuka Baba, Shigeru Kikuchi, Atsushi Ohata, Takeshi Tsutsumi, Sunao Tanaka, Atsushi Tahara, Shinji Urata, Junichi Ishikawa

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Abstract

In this article we describe 5 rare cases of mumps-associated pharyngolaryngeal edema. To the best of our knowledge, this report includes the first case of mumps-associated pharyngolaryngeal edema in a patient who had previously received mumps vaccination, and these cases represent the sixth report of mumps-associated pharyngolaryngeal edema in the English literature. All 5 of our patients with mumps infection were adults and manifested airway stenosis due to pharyngolaryngeal edema. This edema responded favorably to steroid treatment without tracheotomy. We conclude that a pharyngolaryngeal examination is recommended for patients with mumps infection. Steroid treatment is usually effective against pharyngolaryngeal edema; however, in certain cases tracheotomy may be inevitable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-186
Number of pages3
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
Volume94
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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