[Mumps in patients hospitalized in Bydgoszcz in the years 1991-2003].

Przeglad epidemiologiczny

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Dura B, Pawlowska M. [Mumps in patients hospitalized in Bydgoszcz in the years 1991-2003]. Przegl Epidemiol. 2007;61(1):43-9.
The case records of 1185 people, who were hospitalized because of epidemic parotitis at Department of Infectious Diseases in Bydgoszcz in the years 1991-2003 has been analyzed. An increase of the number of cases in the years: 1994, 1997/1998, 2003 has been indicated, especially in boys in the pre-school and school age. The most frequent complication in the course of mumps was meningitis, pancreatitis et orchitis. The only permament complication of the mumps was unilateral hypoacusis present in 5 patients. We observed that lumbar puncture is less frequently performed in cases of clinical mild neuroinfections in the course of mumps at the same we observed a tendency to shorten the time of hospitaliz ation to one week. In the light of conducted researches, the introduction of suggested vaccines against mumps does not seem to have had significant influence on the epidemiology of this disease.