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Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Family Medicine)

Dr.Patel serves as Center Medical Director and a Primary Care Physician at Oak Street Health in Arizona. She graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine prior to working in clinical research focused on preventive medicine at the University of Illinois and the University of Nevada. Dr. Patel earned her MSc in Global Health from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. She went on to complete her Family Medicine residency in Chicago at Norwegian American Hospital before completing a fellowship in Leadership in Value-based Care in conjunction with the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, where she earned her MBA. Dr. Patel’s interests include health tech and teaching medical students and she currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

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Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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  • Redness

  • Fever then no fever then fever again

  • Painful jaw

  • Periodic fever (>100.4°F / 38°C)

  • Swollen under the ear

  • The area is hot to touch

  • Remittent fever of 102.2°F / 39°C

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What is Mumps?

A highly contagious infection caused by the mumps virus. Swelling of the salivary glands on the face usually starts within a few days of catching the virus. There may be pain or tenderness around the swelling as well.

Typical Symptoms of Mumps

  • Fever

  • Affected area is warm to touch

  • Unable to open mouth fully

  • Swelling below the ear/s

  • Headache

  • Ear pain

  • Difficulty swallowing food due to throat pain

  • Difficulty opening the mouth due to pain

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Mumps

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Is the affected area hot to touch?

  • Is it hard for you to fully open your mouth?

  • Is the area near your ear swollen?

  • Do you have headaches or a heavy feeling in your head?

Treatmentof Mumps

Most cases recover on their own. Treatment focuses on relieving symptoms, such as medicines for fever and ice packs for swollen salivary glands. Avoiding hard or sour foods can also prevent salivary gland pain. Some severe cases can cause infertility in males, hearing loss, or miscarriage. There is a vaccine to prevent it available.

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References

  • Su SB, Chang HL, Chen AK. Current Status of Mumps Virus Infection: Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, and Vaccine. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Mar 5;17(5):1686. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17051686. PMID: 32150969; PMCID: PMC7084951.

    https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/5/1686

  • Hviid A, Rubin S, Mühlemann K. Mumps. Lancet. 2008 Mar 15;371(9616):932-44. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(08)60419-5. PMID: 18342688.

    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(08)60419-5/fulltext

  • Rubin S, Eckhaus M, Rennick LJ, Bamford CG, Duprex WP. Molecular biology, pathogenesis and pathology of mumps virus. J Pathol. 2015 Jan;235(2):242-52. doi: 10.1002/path.4445. PMID: 25229387; PMCID: PMC4268314.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/path.4445

  • Grennan D. Mumps. JAMA. 2019 Sep 10;322(10):1022. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.10982. PMID: 31503310.

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2749600

  • Latner DR, Hickman CJ. Remembering mumps. PLoS Pathog. 2015 May 7;11(5):e1004791. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004791. PMID: 25951183; PMCID: PMC4423963.

    https://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1004791

  • Mumps - Mayo Clinic

    https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mumps/symptoms-causes/syc-20375361

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Reviewed By:

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Family Medicine)

Dr.Patel serves as Center Medical Director and a Primary Care Physician at Oak Street Health in Arizona. She graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine prior to working in clinical research focused on preventive medicine at the University of Illinois and the University of Nevada. Dr. Patel earned her MSc in Global Health from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. She went on to complete her Family Medicine residency in Chicago at Norwegian American Hospital before completing a fellowship in Leadership in Value-based Care in conjunction with the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, where she earned her MBA. Dr. Patel’s interests include health tech and teaching medical students and she currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal Medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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