Non-Infectious Parotitis in Infants with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: A Case Series

Jotishna Sharma, Charisse Lachica, Winston Manimtim

Abstract


We report four former extremely premature infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) who had tracheostomy for prolonged mechanical ventilation and presented with non-infectious parotitis while still in the neonatal intensive care unit. A retrospective chart review of patients with BPD who developed parotitis was conducted over a 5-year period at a level IV neonatal intensive care unit with a BPD home ventilator program. During this 5-year period, there were 409 patients with BPD, and 48 (11.7%) of these patients had a tracheostomy (severe BPD). Four patients with severe BPD with tracheostomy and on mechanical ventilation developed non-infectious parotitis. All four patients initially underwent an infectious work-up, which were negative. Non-infectious parotitis can complicate the clinical course of tracheostomized and ventilator-dependent infants with severe BPD. Awareness of this condition in infants with chronic illness will prevent unnecessary investigations since the clinical course is self-limited.




Int J Clin Pediatr. 2018;7(3):36-38
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/ijcp302w

Keywords


Parotitis; Infants; Bronchopulmonary dysplaisa; Case series

Full Text: HTML PDF
 
Home     |     Log In     |      About     |      Search     |      Current     |      Archives     |      Submit      |     Subscribe


 

     

Aims and Scope

Current Issues

Conflict of Interest

About Publisher

Editorial Board

Archives

Copyright

Company Profile

Editorial Office

Misconduct and Retraction

Permissions

Company Registration

Contact Us

Abstracting and Indexing

ICMJE

Ownership

Instructions to Authors

Access

Declaration of Helsinki

Contact Publisher

Submission Checklist

Reprints

Terms of Use

Company Address

Submit a Manuscript

Open Access Policy

Privacy Policy

Browse Journals

Publishing Fee

Publishing Policy

Disclaimer

Recent Highlights

Peer-Review Process

Publishing Quality

Code of Ethics

Advertising Policy

Manuscript Tracking

Advanced Search

For Librarians

Careers

Publishing Process

Publication Frequency

For Reviewers

Propose a New Journal

       
       

International Journal of Clinical Pediatrics, quarterly, ISSN 1927-1255 (print), 1927-1263 (online), published by Elmer Press Inc.        
The content of this site is intended for health care professionals.
This is an open-access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted
non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Creative Commons Attribution license (Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International CC-BY-NC 4.0)


This journal follows the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommendations for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals,
the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines, and the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing.

website: www.theijcp.org   editorial contact: editor@theijcp.org
Address: 9225 Leslie Street, Suite 201, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 3H6, Canada

© Elmer Press Inc. All Rights Reserved.

DECLARATION: THIS JOURNAL SITE OUTLOOK IS DESIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER AND COPYRIGHT PROTECTED. DO NOT COPY!