Paediatrics – MCQ 42 – Mumps

With reference to mumps which of the following is true?
A. Meningoencephalitis can precede parotitis
B. Salivary gland involvement is limited to the parotids
C. The patient is not infectious prior to clinical parotid enlargement
D. Mumps orchitis frequency leads to infertility

Correct answer : A. Meningoencephalitis can precede parotitis

Meningoencephalitis can occur 1 week before onset of parotitis.

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