Symptoms of Mumps arthritis

The following features are indicative of Mumps arthritis:
  • fever
  • leukocytosis
  • nausea
  • headache
  • pain in the shoulder
  • swelling of the left ankle
  • backache
  • urgency of micturition
It is possible that Mumps arthritis shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Mumps arthritis

The following are the most common causes of Mumps arthritis:
  • Mumps viral infection

Risk Factors for Mumps arthritis

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Mumps arthritis:
  • being male
  • mumps

Prevention of Mumps arthritis

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Mumps arthritis.

Occurrence of Mumps arthritis

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Mumps arthritis cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Rare between 10K - 50K cases

Common Age Group

Mumps arthritis most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • Aged between 11-47 years

Common Gender

Mumps arthritis can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Mumps arthritis

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Mumps arthritis:
  • Complement Fixation Test: To diagnose mumps antigens
  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate measurement: Helps to diagnose mumps arthritis through measuring an elevated levels of erythrocyte sedimentation rate

Complications of Mumps arthritis if untreated

Yes, Mumps arthritis causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Mumps arthritis is left untreated:
  • mumps paralysis

Time for Treatment of Mumps arthritis

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Mumps arthritis to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • In 1 - 3 months

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Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Mumps arthritis.

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