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Can I die from mumps if I ignore it?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: Very Unusual

Generally no. However a rare side effect can be an infection of the brain.
This may, obviously be very serious.Mumps is preventable reasonably well by immunizing.

In brief: Very Unusual

Generally no. However a rare side effect can be an infection of the brain.
This may, obviously be very serious.Mumps is preventable reasonably well by immunizing.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Mumps complications are variable & more intense after puberty.
Encephalitis, while usually mild, can result in death <2%, but inflamed ovaries, testicles (leading to sterility), temporary or permanent deafness all can occur.Complications may not be avoidable with medical supervision. You avoid these by being vaccinated ahead of time.For details see:www.Cdc.Gov/mumps/clinical/ga-physical-complic.Html.

In brief: Yes

Mumps complications are variable & more intense after puberty.
Encephalitis, while usually mild, can result in death <2%, but inflamed ovaries, testicles (leading to sterility), temporary or permanent deafness all can occur.Complications may not be avoidable with medical supervision. You avoid these by being vaccinated ahead of time.For details see:www.Cdc.Gov/mumps/clinical/ga-physical-complic.Html.
Dr. James Ferguson
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