Mumps orchitis

J R Soc Med. 2006 Nov;99(11):573-5. doi: 10.1177/014107680609901116.


Although the incidence of mumps orchitis has dramatically declined since the introduction of the childhood vaccination programme, a sharp increase in reported cases of both mumps and mumps orchitis has been seen recently in the UK. There are great concerns about mumps outbreaks and the associated risk of infertility; it remains an important clinical condition. Immunization is the best policy to avoid this viral disease.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Azoospermia
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mumps / therapy*
  • Orchitis / therapy
  • Orchitis / virology*