• Users Online: 237
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 227-229

A case of mumps presenting as severe pneumonia with acute respiratory distress syndrome

1 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Command Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Command Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Internal Medicine, Command Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Neeraj Sharma
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Command Hospital, Eastern Command, Alipore, Near Visa House, Kolkata - 700 027, West Bengal
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_51_19

Rights and Permissions

The mumps virus causes an acute viral syndrome which is generally a self-limiting condition. It primarily affects the children. The majority of cases present with parotid swelling which is usually followed by complete recovery. Symptomatic infection is typically more severe in adults than in children. Encephalitis, meningitis, and orchitis are the most common serious complications of mumps. Pneumonia is an extremely rare and unusual complication of mumps. In this case report, the patient was an adult who presented with a short history of fever, unilateral parotid swelling, cough, and worsening breathlessness. On evaluation, he was diagnosed as a case of mumps complicated with severe pneumonia. The patient later developed a severe acute respiratory distress syndrome, which was managed successfully by prone ventilation, recruitment maneuvers, lung-protective ventilation (high positive end-expiratory pressure and low tidal volume), and other supportive measures.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded148    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal