AS previous writers have stated,1 acute suppurative parotitis in the newborn is encountered with much greater frequency than indicated by the number of cases reported. Surgical parotitis has been reported more frequently in adults than in newborn infants, giving the impression that this disease entity occurs rather often in adults, but rarely in infants. However, on reviewing the literature, we have found reports of a number of cases of newborn infants with this condition, from 31 to 40 per cent of them being premature.2 Since it has been stressed that the prognosis for premature newborn babies is very grave,3 we are reporting a case of acute suppurative parotitis in a 9 day old premature infant born at eight months followed by complete and uneventful recovery.
REPORT OF A CASE
J. W., a 9 day old white boy, was admitted to the pediatric service of Queens General Hospital