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Introduction Now relatively rare in the UK Older children have more severe disease Caused by the Morbillivirus, which is a type of paramyoxovirus This is a single stranded, enveloped RNA…

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Definitions Meningitis – although this technically only means inflammation of the meninges, it is usually taken to mean infection. Meningitis is far more common in infants and children than in…

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Child with parotid swelling due to mumps


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Background Mumps is a NOTIFIABLE DISEASE in the UK Another viral respiratory tract infection. Caused by the mumps virus. Most common in winter/spring Spread by droplet infection Not as infectious…

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Mycoplasma Pneumonia

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Introduction Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a small bacterium (one of the the smallest free-living organisms), that lacks a cell wall, which can cause a pneumonia in humans - termed mycoplasma pneumonia Along…

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