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Article: Volume 41 Number 1 Page 73 - January/February 2014

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  Dent Update 2014; 41: 73-76

Paediatric dentistry:  Recurrent Parotitis of Childhood or Juvenile Recurrent Parotitis – A Review and Report of Two Cases

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Abstract: Recurrent parotitis of childhood is an uncommon condition which affects children of variable age. The condition may be misdiagnosed so delaying treatment. These two case reports highlight the variable signs and symptoms of this unusual condition and the value of ultrasound as an aid to diagnosis.

Clinical relevance: This is to improve awareness of recurrent parotitis of childhood and aid early diagnosis.

Author notes: Solape O Adeboye, BDS, MFDS, MDentSci, FDS(Paed Dent), Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry, Child Dental Health, Iain Macleod, BDS, FDS RCS(Ed), PhD, DDR RCR, FHEA, Consultant Radiologist, Newcastle Dental Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, Richardson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4AZ, UK.

Objective: To improve awareness of recurrent parotitis and aid early diagnosis.