Rinsho Ganka Volume 55, Issue 12 (November 2001)

Review of lacrimal canaliculitis in nine cases Yasuko Nakamura 1 , Masahiko Fukuda 1 , Kazuki Kuniyoshi 1 , Yoshikazu Shimomura 1 , Tomoko Maeno 2 , Itaru Furuta 3 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Kinki Univ Sch of Med 2Dept of Clinical Labo, Kinki Univ Sch of Med 3Dept of Clinical Pathol, Kinki Univ Sch of Med pp.1907-1910
Published Date 2001/11/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410907563
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We reviewed 9 cases of lacrimal canaliculitis seen during the foregoing 22 months. All the cases were unilaterally affected. There was no definite difference between the right and left eye or between upper and lower canalicule. The duration of disease ranged from 4 days to 4 years, average 205±266 days. The follow-up period ranged from 3 to 13 months, average 8.2±3.8 months. Staining of concretions showed Gram-positive rods in all the 9 cases including gathering of branching filaments in 6 cases. Anaerobic culture showed bacteria in 8 cases including 4 strains of Propiniobacterium propionicus and 3 strains of Actinomyces israelii. Clinical cure was obtained in all the 9 cases following removal of concretions from the affected lacrimal canaliculus, irrigation of lacrimal sac with antibiocs, and instillation of antibiotics.

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55巻12号 (2001年11月)
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