Which viruses are involved in the etiology of acute sialadenitis?

Updated: May 12, 2020
  • Author: Adi Yoskovitch, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Although less common than bacteria, several viruses have been implicated in submandibular sialadenitis. These include the mumps virus, which typically affects the parotid gland but can affect the submandibular gland as well. Other viruses include HIV, coxsackievirus, parainfluenza types I and II, influenza A, and herpes.


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