Ugeskr Læger 2016;178:V07160518
Neonatal suppurative parotitis in a six-days-old, mature boy
Neonatal suppurative parotitis is a rare condition with approximately 50 cases reported in the literature in English since 1970. It is characterized by parotid swelling along with other local inflammatory sign, and some neonates present with fever and irritability. Pus secretion from the ipsilateral parotid duct is pathognomonic. The most common pathogen is Staphylococcus aureus, but other microorganisms are reported. We describe a case of a six-day-old, mature boy, previously healthy, who presented with fever, tender swelling of the right parotid and pus secretion from the parotid duct.