COVID-19 Associated Parotitis in Pediatrics
1Department of pediatrics, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
2Consultant of Infectious Diseases and infection control in Department of pediatrics, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Received Date: September 01, 2020; Published Date: September 10, 2020
As cases for the COVID-19 pandemic increase, the presence of atypical presentations’ becoming more prevalent which may reflect the pathogenesis and nature of the disease; this is quintessential for clinicians to understand the disease to combat the pandemic effectively. Here we present an atypical COVID-19-associated parotitis in a 7 year old boy along with some differences between the different causes of parotitis as well as a possible explanation for the infection.
Keywords: COVID-19; Pandemic; Parotitis; Pediatrics; ACE2
Abbreviations: GI: Gastrointestinal; CMV: Cytomegalovirus; ED: Emergency Department; S: Spike; PCR: Polymerase chain reaction; ACE2: Angiotensin-Converting enzyme 2