Diseases & National Health Programme
Which of the following is false regarding mumps:
|A||Incubation period is 14-18 days|
|B||Aseptic meningitis may develop|
|C||Even after orchitis, sterility is unusual|
|D||Hyperamylasemia follows only pancreatitis|
(Ref: Park 22nd edition; Pg: 143)
The incubation period of MUMPS generally ranges from 14 to 18 days. Aseptic meningitis, which may develop before, / during, after, or in the absence of parotitis, is a common manifestation of mumps in both children and adults. Orchitis is the most common manifestation of mumps among postpubertal males. Since orchitis is bilateral in less / than 15 percent of cases, sterility after mumps is rare. Mumps pancreatitis, which may present as abdominal pain, is difficult to diagnose because an elevated serum amylase level can be associated with either parotitis or pancreatitis.