Dacryoadenitis

Dacryoadenitis is inflammation of the lacrimal glands (the tear-producing glands).wikipedia
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Lacrimal gland

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Dacryoadenitis is inflammation of the lacrimal glands (the tear-producing glands).
Inflammation of the lacrimal glands is called dacryoadenitis.

Inflammation

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Dacryoadenitis is inflammation of the lacrimal glands (the tear-producing glands).

Pain

Visual perception

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Swelling may be severe enough to put pressure on the eye and distort vision.

Malignancy

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Some patients first thought to have dacryoadenitis may turn out to have a malignancy of the lacrimal gland.

Acute (medicine)

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Acute dacryoadenitis is most commonly due to viral or bacterial infection.

Virus

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Acute dacryoadenitis is most commonly due to viral or bacterial infection.

Bacteria

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Acute dacryoadenitis is most commonly due to viral or bacterial infection.

Infection

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Acute dacryoadenitis is most commonly due to viral or bacterial infection.

Mumps

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Common causes include mumps, Epstein-Barr virus, staphylococcus, and gonococcus.

Epstein–Barr virus

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Common causes include mumps, Epstein-Barr virus, staphylococcus, and gonococcus.

Staphylococcus

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Common causes include mumps, Epstein-Barr virus, staphylococcus, and gonococcus.

Neisseria gonorrhoeae

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Common causes include mumps, Epstein-Barr virus, staphylococcus, and gonococcus.

Sarcoidosis

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Examples include sarcoidosis, thyroid eye disease, and orbital pseudotumor.

Human eye

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Dacryoadenitis can be diagnosed by examination of the eyes and lids.

CT scan

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Special tests such as a CT scan may be required to search for the cause.

Biopsy

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Sometimes biopsy will be needed to be sure that a tumor of the lacrimal gland is not present.

Neoplasm

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Sometimes biopsy will be needed to be sure that a tumor of the lacrimal gland is not present.

Immunization

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Mumps can be prevented by immunization.

Condom

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Gonococcus, bacteria can be avoided by the use of condoms.

Warm compress

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If the cause of dacryoadenitis is a viral condition such as mumps, simple rest and warm compresses may be all that is needed.

Prognosis

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For conditions with more serious causes, such as sarcoidosis, the prognosis is that of the underlying condition.