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Infectious mononucleosis may lead to numerous complications. Tonsillar hyperplasia with risk of airway obstruction is well known. Dacryocystitis is a rare but potentially severe complication.
A 6-year-old child with primary mononucleosis infectious diagnosed 8 days before, developed acute dacryocystitis, with rapid evolution to orbital cellulitis, despite adequate antibiotherapy. Emergency surgical drainage was required.
Dacryocystitis is a rare and little documented complication of EBV infection. Its acute evolution to orbital cellulitis is possible and potentially severe. Its physiopathology is specific. Patients are initially free of chronic stenosis and epiphora, which express acute obstruction of the lachrymal sac due to general lymphoid hyperplasia.
Service de stomatologie et chirurgie maxillofaciale, CHU de Clermont-Ferrand, boulevard Léon-Malfreyt, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France.
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Name: Revue de stomatologie et de chirurgie maxillo-faciale
Textbooks and reviews do not mention the association of symptomatic primary Epstein-Barr virus infectious mononucleosis with acute kidney injury in subjects without immunodeficiency or autoimmunity.
Neonatal dacryocystocele is an uncommon process that may evolve into acute dacryocystitis within the first weeks of life. Neonatal acute dacryocystitis must be treated promptly to avoid potential seve...
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a highly prevalent virus, transmitted via saliva, which often causes asymptomatic infection in children but frequently results in infectious mononucleosis in adolescents. H...
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Prospective, observational study of the microbiology of patients referred to a tertiary care center with severe acute tonsillitis, peritonsillar cellulitis, or infectious mononucleosis.
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Early stage of HIV infection. Symptoms resemble INFLUENZA or INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS.
A common, acute infection usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (HERPESVIRUS 4, HUMAN). There is an increase in mononuclear white blood cells and other atypical lymphocytes, generalized lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly, and occasionally hepatomegaly with hepatitis.
Infection with a fungus of the genus COCCIDIOIDES, endemic to the SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES. It is sometimes called valley fever but should not be confused with RIFT VALLEY FEVER. Infection is caused by inhalation of airborne, fungal particles known as arthroconidia, a form of FUNGAL SPORES. A primary form is an acute, benign, self-limited respiratory infection. A secondary form is a virulent, severe, chronic, progressive granulomatous disease with systemic involvement. It can be detected by use of COCCIDIOIDIN.
A group of acute infections caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 or type 2 that is characterized by the development of one or more small fluid-filled vesicles with a raised erythematous base on the skin or mucous membrane. It occurs as a primary infection or recurs due to a reactivation of a latent infection. (Dorland, 27th ed.)
An acute or subacute inflammatory process of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM characterized histologically by multiple foci of perivascular demyelination. Symptom onset usually occurs several days after an acute viral infection or immunization, but it may coincide with the onset of infection or rarely no antecedent event can be identified. Clinical manifestations include CONFUSION, somnolence, FEVER, nuchal rigidity, and involuntary movements. The illness may progress to COMA and eventually be fatal. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p921)
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