Mumps

Presentation

Appropriate Tests

 

Investigation is only required if the diagnosis is in doubt: Mumps Ab; Virus detection (PCR), culture - Throat swab, urine. Note: culture is rarely performed due to specialised cells needed to support growth and time delays.

Parotitis

 

Orchitis

 

Meningitis - aseptic

May mimic bacterial meningitis, with increased neutrophils, decreased glucose on Cerebrospinal fluid examination.

Pancreatitis