dacryoadenitis


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dacryoadenitis

 [dak″re-o-ad″ĕ-ni´tis]
inflammation of a lacrimal gland.

dac·ry·o·ad·e·ni·tis

(dak'rē-ō-ad'ĕ-nī'tis),
Inflammation of the lacrimal gland.
Synonym(s): dacryadenitis
[dacryo- + G. adēn, gland, + -itis, inflammation]

dacryoadenitis

[dak′rē·ō·ad′ənī′tis]
an inflammation of the lacrimal gland. The condition may be seen in mumps infection that involves a lacrimal gland. Also called dacryadenitis [-ad′ənī′tis] .

dacryoadenitis

Inflammation of lacrimal glands and tear ducts

dac·ry·o·ad·e·ni·tis

(dak'rē-ō-ad-ĕ-nī'tis)
Inflammation of the lacrimal gland.
[dacryo- + G. adēn, gland, + -itis, inflammation]

dacryoadenitis

Inflammation of a LACRIMAL GLAND. This sometimes occurs as a complication of MUMPS.

dacryoadenitis

Inflammation of the lacrimal gland. The acute type is characterized by localized pain, swelling and redness over the upper temporal area of the eye. The chronic type is painless and develops slowly. A frequent cause is an associated systemic infection such as mumps, infectious mononucleosis, influenza, or it can be due to a local condition such as trachoma, herpes zoster or staphylococcal infection. The chronic type may be due to any of the granulomatous diseases (tuberculosis, syphilis, sarcoidosis). Treatment consists mainly of warm compresses and antibiotics. See Mikulicz's syndrome.

dacryoadenitis

inflammation of a lacrimal gland.