Infectious Disease Compendium

Dacryocystitis

Diagnosis

Infection of the lacrimal sac, it can be acute and chronic from obstruction with secondary infection.

Epidemiologic Risks

Microbiology

S. pneumoniae, S. aureus, streptococci, and P. aeruginosa.

Empiric Therapy

Directed against the common organisms noted above.

Pearls

Rants

ICD9 Codes (Soon to be supplanted by ICD10)

Dacryocystitis 375.30; acute 375.32; chronic 375.42; phlegmonous 375.33; syphilitic 095.8; trachomatous, active 076.1; tuberculous 017.3.