What causes acute sialadenitis in neonate and prepubescent children?

Updated: May 12, 2020
  • Author: Adi Yoskovitch, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Of note, infection of the submandibular gland is rare in the neonate and prepubescent child. When it does occur, similar pathogens have been identified, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa and group B streptococci. Physical examination, in addition to the symptoms described above, includes failure to thrive and irritability. Progression may occur, involving the contralateral gland. The etiology of this entity is unclear.


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