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Presumed Acute Adenoviral Dacryoadenitis Associated with Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis: A Case Report

Eva Tirkey
Shivcharan Lal Chandravanshi
Shashi Jain
Vinay Mishra


Acute dacryoadenitis is an uncommon ophthalmic disorder that involves inflammation of the lacrimal gland. It is caused by various bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. The most frequently involved causative microorganisms are staphylococcus and mumps virus. In this case report a 16‑year‑old male child with acute dacryoadenitis associated with adenoviral epidemic keratoconjunctivitis is described. As far we are aware of, this is the first case of presumed adenovirus‑induced acute dacryoadenitis associated with keratoconjunctivitis.

Keywords: Acute dacryoadenitis, adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis, epidemic keratoconjunctivitis, lacrimal gland, lymphadenopathy

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