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Acute Dacryoadenitis


  • Eight months later, she presented again with signs of acute left-sided dacryoadenitis, not responding at all to oral antibiotics after 3 days. She was subsequently started on oral steroids, and her symptoms resolved within 48 h.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • It is more common in children and young adults, but can present at any age. While dacryoadenitis can present in many ways, the timing of onset is helpful in making management decisions.[visualdx.com]
  • Case Report A 7 year-old male presented to our OPD with complaints of pain, swelling and irritation, in both eyes for two days.[djo.org.in]
  • Average time to presentation was 2.8 days, and predisposing conditions were found in 45% of cases. Common presenting symptoms were eyelid swelling, pain, redness and diplopia, and common signs were ptosis, discharge and restriction of eye movements.[bjo.bmj.com]
  • Average time to presentation was 2.8 days, and predisposing conditions were found in 45% of cases. Common presenting symptoms were eyelid swelling, pain, redness and diplopia, and common signs were ptosis, discharge and restriction of eye movements.[digital.library.adelaide.edu.au]
  • Infection of the Salivary and Lacrimal Glands 65 10 Deep Neck Infections 73 PART III 77 11 Conjunctivitis 79 12 Keratitis 87 Keratitis Isolates 19932006 88 13 Iritis 97 14 Retinitis 103 15 Endophthalmitis 109 16 Periocular Infections 117 PART IV 121 17 Fever[books.google.com]
  • There may be a relationship between the disorder and infectious diseases such as mumps, measles, scarlet fever, diphtheria, and influenza. Symptoms and diagnostic considerations: Acute dacryoadenitis usually occurs unilaterally.[alpfmedical.info]
  • Fever, malaise and parotid gland enlargement are some of the most common physical signs.[ic.steadyhealth.com]
  • Regurgitation on pressure over lacrimal sac area was negative. Pupillary reaction, extraocular muscle movements, intraocular pressure and dilated fundus examination in both eyes were normal. Bilateral tender preauricular lymphadenopathy was noted.[nigerianjournalofophthalmology.com]
Corneal Infiltrate
  • Treatment is mainly symptomatic. [8] Topical cyclosporine-A 0.1% may be required in nonresolving subepithelial corneal infiltrations. [9] Adenoviral infection should be considered agent in the differential diagnosis of acute dacryoadenitis.[nigerianjournalofophthalmology.com]
  • Inflammatory etiologies, typically more common than infectious, include sarcoidosis , polyangiitis with angiomatosis, thyroid disease, Sjögren syndrome , inflammatory bowel disease, and nonspecific orbital inflammation.[visualdx.com]


  • Clinical Evaluation When a diagnosis of acute dacryoadenitis is suspected, a focused workup of the condition should be initiated. A thorough history and physical is the essential first step.[reviewofophthalmology.com]
  • Inflammatory causes should prompt a systemic workup.[healio.com]
  • While most inflammations are of specific etiology, nonspecific lacrimal gland inflammation is not uncommon prompting extensive systemic workup.[link.springer.com]
  • Negative Jones I test: Irrigate lacrimal drainage system to rule out punctal/canalicular stenosis Irrigation fails: Initiate further workup or refer patient to oculoplastic surgeon for evaluation.[entokey.com]
Taenia Solium
  • In the case recorded here the inflammation of the palpebral lobe of the lacrimal gland was caused by the presence of a Cysticercus cellulosa which is the larval stage of Taenia solium.[healio.com]


  • Two days after treatment with systemic antibiotics he developed iridocyclitis and skin lesions confined to the first division of the trigeminal nerve; therefore, herpes zoster ophthalmicus was diagnosed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The treatment and review of the literature are discussed.[experts.umich.edu]
  • Treatment with topical and systemic administration of antibiotics rapidly improved symptoms.[jstage.jst.go.jp]


  • Clinical course and prognosis: Acute inflammation of the lacrimal gland is characterized by a rapid clinical course and spontaneous healing within eight to ten days. The prognosis is good, and complications are not usually to be expected.[alpfmedical.info]
  • Orbital inflammation may rapidly progress to orbital cellulitis with treatment delay, which may also lead to aggravation of ophthalmic prognosis.[jstage.jst.go.jp]


  • Viral is the most common etiology with Epstein-Barr virus (EPV) being the most common source. Other viruses include cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simplex (HSV), influenza, and varicella zoster.[visualdx.com]
  • Some of the etiologic factors named by him[jamanetwork.com]
  • Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology.[icd10coded.com]
  • The treatment will be determined by the onset and etiology but people should know that it can be viral, bacterial and inflammatory.[ic.steadyhealth.com]


  • Epidemiology Frequency United States Dacryoadenitis is uncommon; therefore, data about its prevalence are sparse. One in 10,000 ophthalmic patients has dacryoadenitis according to one report.[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • Epidemiology There are few studies reporting on the epidemiology of IgG4-RD, mainly derived from Asian studies.[ojrd.biomedcentral.com]
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  • Pathophysiology Patthophysiology of dacryoadenitis is still not fully understood, according to the experts.[ic.steadyhealth.com]
  • Pathophysiology The pathophysiology is not understood completely. Yet, infectious dacryoadenitis is thought to be caused by ascension of an inciting agent from the conjunctiva through the lacrimal ductules into the lacrimal gland.[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • Dacryocystitis Andrew Mick ICD-9: 375.30 THE DISEASE Pathophysiology The disorder is characterized by acute or chronic infection or inflammation of the lacrimal sac.[entokey.com]


  • Avoidable - 0% Emergent - ED Care Needed - Not Preventable/Avoidable - 0% Primary diagnosis of injury 0% Primary diagnosis of mental health problems 0% Primary diagnosis of substance abuse 0% Primary diagnosis of Alcohol 0% Unclassified 100% You may[medicbind.com]
  • Evaluation and Monitoring 681 Antiretroviral Therapy 689 98 Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome 699 99 Differential Diagnosis and Management of Opportunistic 707 100 Prophylaxis of Opportunistic Infections in HIV Infection 721 PART XIII 731 101 Prevention[books.google.com]
  • Prevention Mumps can be prevented by getting vaccinated. You can avoid getting infected with gonococcus, the bacteria that cause gonorrhea, by using safe sex practices. Most other causes cannot be prevented.[account.allinahealth.org]

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