suppurative parotitis


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

suppurative parotitis

Bacterial infection of the parotid gland, usually in patients with decreased salivary flow. It is often caused by Staphylococcus aureus.
See also: parotitis
References in periodicals archive ?
Based on the clinical presentation and ultrasound findings, the patient was diagnosed with acute suppurative parotitis.
Neonatal suppurative parotitis appears to affect normal healthy infants who become colonized by bacteria within the first few days of life.
The most commonly reported causative organism in neonatal suppurative parotitis is S aureus.
The presence of purulent discharge expressed from a Stensen duct is considered pathognomonic of acute neonatal suppurative parotitis.