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Old 04-02-2006, 03:32 AM
 
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Mumps is very deadly you know. Much more deadly than the bird flu The world is doomed

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i'm all ok reading about the different complications and all until i get to meningitis.

my kid had it before. it was awful.

is he more susceptible to this side effect from mumps, because of his history?
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i'm all ok reading about the different complications and all until i get to meningitis.
It probably doesn't happen very often, eh? I didn't find how common it happens. Has anyone else?

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is he more susceptible to this side effect from mumps, because of his history
humm. I don't know. I want to say no, but I really don't know. I read a bit on this site: http://www.meningitis.org/ Lots of information- there are many types of meningitis. maybe a good search on that site will answer you question.

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Meningitis is usually bacterial or viral, and occasionally is due to fungal infections, although almost any microbe can cause it.

Viral meningitis can be very unpleasant but it is almost never life threatening and most people quickly make a full recovery.

Bacterial meningitis is more serious and can be caused by a range of different bacteria, although most cases in the UK and Ireland are caused by meningococcal bacteria.
Now I'm curious what type of men. people will mumps can get as a complication.
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Now I'm curious what type of men. people will mumps can get as a complication.

It would be viral meningitis.

Just an FYI: a person can also contract "mumps meningitis" as a result of MMR vaccination. In the 90's Japan actually withdrew the MMR for a while because of the high incidence of meninigitis cases resulting from the vax.
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are you sure it would be viral? viral meningitis is much less scary than what we went through...i would rest easier knowing for sure that it was viral meningitis as the potential complication for mumps.

i know mumps are caused by a virus, but i don't assume that the meningitis would be viral, mostly because i have never really researched mumps.

( LI, I hope you aren't irritated by my asking for verification. I just would like to be sure.)
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are you sure it would be viral? viral meningitis is much less scary than what we went through...i would rest easier knowing for sure that it was viral meningitis as the potential complication for mumps.

i know mumps are caused by a virus, but i don't assume that the meningitis would be viral, mostly because i have never really researched mumps.

( LI, I hope you aren't irritated by my asking for verification. I just would like to be sure.)

Irritated? Of course not! Actually, I'm glad you asked for verification. It gives me an excuse to post the CDC Pink Book page on mumps


http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/pink/mumps.pdf

Pathogenesis
The virus is acquired by respiratory droplets. It replicates in the nasopharynx and regional lymph nodes. After 12–25 days a viremia occurs, which lasts from 3 to 5 days. During the viremia, the virus spreads to multiple tissues, including the meninges, and glands such as the salivary, pancreas, testes, and ovaries. Inflammation in infected tissues leads to characteristic symptoms of parotitis and aseptic meningitis.


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Aseptic meningitis is viral meningitis.
Parotitis is mumps.
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thank you!
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sounds like the latest scare tactic to drum up business for the establishment. It's too bad that it's at the expence of our nations children.
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