Acute dacryoadenitis

Acute dacryoadenitis: Description, Causes and Risk FactorsInflammation of the lacrimal gland.Acute dacryoadenitisAcute dacryoadenitis is most commonly due to viral or bacterial infection. Common causes include mumps, Epstein-Barr virus, staphylococcus, and gonococcus.Dacryoadenitis may occur due to:Infection by viruses, bacteria or less commonly, fungi. In most cases, the infection occurs due to viruses such as Mumps (a common in the childhood), Epstein-barr virus, herpes, or cytomegalovirus. Other than that, bacteria such as Neisseria gonorrhoeae, staphylococcus, syphilis, chlamydia, or tubercular (TB) bacteria usually can cause the infection. The infection usually affects only one eye and the symptoms appear within few hours to days of infection (acute dacryoadenitis). However, some bacteria such as TB or syphilis cause slow onset of symptoms and they may remain for a long time (Chronic Dacryoadenitis).
  • In certain conditions such as sarcoidosis, Thyroid eye disease or Sj

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