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[Chronic suppurative canaliculitis - clinical and therapeutic aspects: report of 3 cases].
Arq Bras Oftalmol. 2011 Nov-Dec; 74(6):441-3.AB

Abstract

Lacrimal canaliculitis is a rare disease caused mainly by Actinomyces israelii. It should be regarded as a differential diagnosis of recurrent chronic conjunctivitis. The purpose of this study was to report 3 cases of chronic suppurative canaliculitis and different treatment options. The first patient presented with an upper left canaliculitis and was treated with a canaliculotomy. Nevertheless, he had an ipsilateral lower canaliculitis after 6 months and underwent intracanalicular injections of fortified cefazolin with complete remission. The second patient presented with a lower left canaliculitis and underwent a canaliculotomy. The third patient had a lower left canaliculitis and underwent intracanalicular injections of fortified cefazolin. Both achieved complete remission. The present article demonstrated that intracanalicular irrigation of fortified cefazolin may be a helpful treatment of chronic suppurative canaliculitis with mild symptoms and signs. The most important benefit of this approach is to avoid injury to the lacrimal canaliculus.

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Curso de Aperfeiçoamento da Seção de Orbita, Oculoplástica e Vias Lacrimais, Hospital Central, Irmandade Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo - São Paulo (SP), Brazil. fernandamarcio@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Case Reports
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Journal Article

Language

por

PubMed ID

22331119

Citation

Marcio, Fernanda, et al. "[Chronic Suppurative Canaliculitis - Clinical and Therapeutic Aspects: Report of 3 Cases]." Arquivos Brasileiros De Oftalmologia, vol. 74, no. 6, 2011, pp. 441-3.
Marcio F, Damasceno RW, Cazorla Fda P, et al. [Chronic suppurative canaliculitis - clinical and therapeutic aspects: report of 3 cases]. Arq Bras Oftalmol. 2011;74(6):441-3.
Marcio, F., Damasceno, R. W., Cazorla, F. d. a. . P., Von Faber Bison, S. H., & Vital Filho, J. (2011). [Chronic suppurative canaliculitis - clinical and therapeutic aspects: report of 3 cases]. Arquivos Brasileiros De Oftalmologia, 74(6), 441-3.
Marcio F, et al. [Chronic Suppurative Canaliculitis - Clinical and Therapeutic Aspects: Report of 3 Cases]. Arq Bras Oftalmol. 2011 Nov-Dec;74(6):441-3. PubMed PMID: 22331119.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Chronic suppurative canaliculitis - clinical and therapeutic aspects: report of 3 cases]. AU - Marcio,Fernanda, AU - Damasceno,Renato Wendell, AU - Cazorla,Fausto da Paz, AU - Von Faber Bison,Simone Haber Duellberg, AU - Vital Filho,José, PY - 2010/06/13/received PY - 2011/02/24/accepted PY - 2012/2/15/entrez PY - 2012/2/15/pubmed PY - 2012/10/5/medline SP - 441 EP - 3 JF - Arquivos brasileiros de oftalmologia JO - Arq Bras Oftalmol VL - 74 IS - 6 N2 - Lacrimal canaliculitis is a rare disease caused mainly by Actinomyces israelii. It should be regarded as a differential diagnosis of recurrent chronic conjunctivitis. The purpose of this study was to report 3 cases of chronic suppurative canaliculitis and different treatment options. The first patient presented with an upper left canaliculitis and was treated with a canaliculotomy. Nevertheless, he had an ipsilateral lower canaliculitis after 6 months and underwent intracanalicular injections of fortified cefazolin with complete remission. The second patient presented with a lower left canaliculitis and underwent a canaliculotomy. The third patient had a lower left canaliculitis and underwent intracanalicular injections of fortified cefazolin. Both achieved complete remission. The present article demonstrated that intracanalicular irrigation of fortified cefazolin may be a helpful treatment of chronic suppurative canaliculitis with mild symptoms and signs. The most important benefit of this approach is to avoid injury to the lacrimal canaliculus. SN - 1678-2925 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22331119/[Chronic_suppurative_canaliculitis___clinical_and_therapeutic_aspects:_report_of_3_cases]_ L2 - https://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0004-27492011000600012&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -