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A case of acute dacryoadenitis associated with herpes zoster ophthalmicus.
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PMID:  12586188     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Acute dacryoadenitis is an uncommon disease. CASE: We present what we believe to be the first reported case of herpes zoster ophthalmicus with the onset of acute dacryoadenitis. OBSERVATIONS: A 30-year-old man complained of severe ocular pain and hyperemia in his right eye. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated enlargement of the right lacrimal gland and acute dacryoadenitis was diagnosed. 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. Treatment with acyclovir immediately resolved the ocular pain and swelling of the upper eyelid. MRI conducted in the 4 months after the initial examination showed there was no longer enlargement of the right lacrimal gland. CONCLUSION: Clinicians should be aware that varicella-zoster virus may cause acute dacryoadenitis.
Hiroto Obata; Satoru Yamagami; Shinichiro Saito; Osamu Sakai; Tadahiko Tsuru
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0021-5155     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:    2003 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-02-14     Completed Date:  2003-03-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0044652     Medline TA:  Jpn J Ophthalmol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Jichi Medical School, Tochigi, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Acyclovir / therapeutic use
Antiviral Agents / therapeutic use
Dacryocystitis / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology*
Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antiviral Agents; 59277-89-3/Acyclovir

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