(H04.0) Dacryoadenitis

Dacryoadenitis is an infection which is most commonly observed in the tear glands. The tear glands inflate and have a reddish look. The tear glands are also known as lacrimal glands. It is either caused by a bacterial infection or viral infection. At times dacryoadenitis is considered to be dangerous as there is no inflammation in some of the cases. Therefore, this type is treated as chronic dacryoadenitis which is noninfectious inflammatory.

Dacryoadenitis Information

Dacryoadenitis is a very subtle infection where it affects the tear glands. There are many viral causes which cause this infection. Some of the most common reasons for a person getting affected with mumps are considered to be mumps. Mumps are said to have a tendency of bringing along the virus of dacryoadenitits.

ICD-10 H04.0
ICD-9 375.0
DiseasesDB 3430
eMedicine oph/594
MeSH D003607

Dacryoadenitis Causes

There are many virus which cause dacryoadenitis. The most common elements which bring in this infection are the viral and bacterial infections. Some of the other common causes which cause dacryoadenitis are mumps, Epstein - Barr virus, Staphylcoccus, and gonococcus. These viruses may also lead you to chronic dacryoadenitis where inflammation is not observed in the tear glands but still the infection is prevailed.

Dacryoadenitis Symptoms

Every disease has some or the other signs by which one can differentiate which disease the patient is suffering from. Similarly, dacryoadenitis has some signs which are also known as symptoms. The following points are some of the major symptoms of this disease.

  • There is a considerable swelling which is observed in the upper lid of the eye. There is possible redness and tenderness which is also observed in these areas.
  • There is a sharp pain which is observed in the areas where the portion has swelling or tenderness.
  • As the infection affects the tear glands, there is excessive tear release or discharge which is observed from the eye. This is one of the major symptoms for dacryoadenitis.
  • The lymph nodes which are present in the front of the nose have a swelling.

Dacryoadenitis Treatment

There is no major treatment which is used to treat this infection. As there is not lot of discomfort to the patient there is no treatment which is offered as the infection fades off from the body automatically. By attending to the affected areas with some warmness does wonder in removing the infection from the area. Some of the complications are very severe which may cause intense pain and distorted vision as the swelling puts pressure on the eyes. For such cases you need to visit a physician. There is no painful treatment involved in treating this infection.