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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 92-94

Bilateral dacryoadenitis


1 University of South Florida, Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Tampa-FL, USA
2 University of South Florida College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, Tampa-FL, USA

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Charlotte Derr
University of South Florida, Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Tampa-FL
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2700.93096

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Acute dacryoadenitis is an uncommon condition that involves inflammation of the lacrimal gland. In rare instances, dacryoadenitis may be bilateral. A delay in proper treatment of an otherwise simple case of dacryoadenitis may lead to significant soft tissue morbidity such as cellulitis, lacrimal gland abscess, or orbital abscess. We report the case of a 24-year-old male who presented to the emergency department with acute bilateral dacryoadenitis. The patient's symptoms did not respond to oral antibiotics and he subsequently required admission for intravenous antibiotics. During his hospitalization the patient had diagnostic testing to try to determine the etiology for his symptoms. The unique aspects of managing a case of bilateral dacryoadenitis as well as treatment recommendations are discussed in this case report.


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