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How come I have parotitis, but nobody else in the family has it?

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Dr. Marc Rosenthal
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: It's not genetic

Or contagious. Often due to dehydration, stones or strictures in the gland or occasionally an autoimmune problem like sjogren's syndrome.
You would not expect anyone else in the family to get it.

In brief: It's not genetic

Or contagious. Often due to dehydration, stones or strictures in the gland or occasionally an autoimmune problem like sjogren's syndrome.
You would not expect anyone else in the family to get it.
Dr. Marc Rosenthal
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