Which clinical history findings are characteristic of dacryocystitis?

Updated: Jul 31, 2018
  • Author: Bobak Zonnoor , MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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A history of chronic conjunctivitis or recent upper respiratory infection may be present. Other signs include the following:

  • Epiphora

  • Fever

  • Swelling, tenderness, and erythema usually localized at the medial canthal area

  • Purulent discharge


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