A specific infectious febrile disorder characterized by a nonsuppurative inflammation of the parotid glands, and sometimes causing inflammation of the testes or ovaries; also called epidemic parotitis or infectious parotitis. It is caused by infection with a paramyxovirus.
Mild, contagious, viral disease that causes painful swelling of the salivary glands. Other symptoms may include fever, headache and sore throat. Rarely, other organs may become involved, including testicles, ovaries, pancreas, breasts or brain.