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Can i see some pictures of mumps of what's the difference between tonsillitis and mumps ?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
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In brief: Entirely different

Mumps is specifically an infection of the parotid glands, salivary glands located on the side of your face.
It is caused by a type of virus called a paramyxovirus. It can be complicated by encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or orchitis (inflammation of the testicles). Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils, is caused by many different things, and treatment varies with cause.

In brief: Entirely different

Mumps is specifically an infection of the parotid glands, salivary glands located on the side of your face.
It is caused by a type of virus called a paramyxovirus. It can be complicated by encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or orchitis (inflammation of the testicles). Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils, is caused by many different things, and treatment varies with cause.
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