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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 73-74
Mumps-like illness after measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination

1 Food and Supplementation Society; Bumrungrad Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China

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Date of Web Publication20-Nov-2014

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Chaiyasit K, Wiwanitkit V. Mumps-like illness after measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2014;7:73-4

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Chaiyasit K, Wiwanitkit V. Mumps-like illness after measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Mar 7];7:73-4. Available from:
Dear Sir,

Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) is a widely used vaccine in the present day. This vaccine is considered a safe live vaccine. However, the adverse effect of this vaccine can still be seen. The most common problem is an acute febrile illness. [1] Here, the authors report a case of mumps after MMR vaccination. The patient is a middle-aged male patient presented with swelling chin. This case is a medical personal who has been vaccinated for MMR 2 weeks before. He revealed that he got the serology test for mumps, and there was no protective antibody. Hence, he got the MMR vaccine. After vaccination, there was no fever but he felt like allergic rhinitis and he got cetirizine and amoxicillin. However, 1 week after vaccination, his chin becomes swelling and painful. This case was diagnosed to have the problem of mumps as an adverse effect of MMR. According to the local report data on the adverse effect of MMR (, development of mumps-like illness can be seen in postMMR vaccination but the incidence is extremely rare (<1:500,000). Focusing on the mumps-like illness, it usually occurs at 1-2 weeks after vaccination, as seen in the present case. The general practitioner should aware for this possible side effect of MMR in general practice.

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Bhargava I, Chhaparwal BC, Phadke MA, Irani SF, Chhaparwal D, Dhorje S, et al. Immunogenicity and reactogenicity of indigenously produced MMR vaccine. Indian Pediatr 1995;32:983-8.  Back to cited text no. 1

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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.145035

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