Actinomycotic canaliculitis

Aust J Ophthalmol. 1980 Feb;8(1):75-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.1980.tb00895.x.

Abstract

Actinomycotic infection should always be considered in any patient with persistent purulent conjunctivitis of chronic canaliculitis. The clinical features, investigation including macrodacryocystography, and treatment in four patients with actinomycotic canaliculitis are presented. The difficulty of microbiological diagnosis is stressed and the occurrence of associated lacrimal obstruction is reported.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Actinomyces / isolation & purification
  • Actinomycosis* / complications
  • Actinomycosis* / pathology
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Conjunctivitis / etiology
  • Dacryocystitis / complications
  • Dacryocystitis / diagnosis
  • Dacryocystitis / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged