A rare case of neonatal parotid abscess

Jatinder Singh, Jaskaran Singh, Vaneeta Bhardwar, Manmeet Kaur


Acute suppurative parotitis is not common in children and is exceptionally uncommon in neonates. Most common microorganism isolated is Staphylococcus aureus. We present a 22-day old, full-term, breast-fed, male neonate with a left-sided parotid abscess. The infant displayed a preauricular swelling, pain and redness. Pus discharged from cleared out Stensen's channel on compression of the gland remotely. Early determination and intravenous anti-microbials are the keys to the treatment.


Acute suppurative parotitis, Neonatal parotid, Parotid glands

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