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how does mumps cause orchitis?

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Dr. Michael Depietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Infection: The mumps virus can at times spread to the testicles and cause painful inflammation or orchitis.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Infection: The virus infects the testicular tissue, causing damage. This reaction often is very painful and can lead to fertility problems.Prevent the the risk by immunizations.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Michael Murray
27 years experience Fertility Medicine
Mumps and fertility: The mumps virus infects the salivary and parotid glands in the mouth. About 20% of pubertal boys or men will also get a very painful mumps infection in the testicles, called mumps orchitis. The virus can destroy the testicular tissue leading to infertility and low testosterone levels. The mumps vaccine has been available since 1967 and is recommended for just about everyone.
Answered on Nov 6, 2016

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