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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 495-497

Cardiobacterium hominis-induced acute dacryocystitis and lacrimal abscess


1 Department of Jhaveri Microbiology, L.V Prasad Eye Institute, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Ophthalmic Plastics, Kallam Anji Reddy Campus, L.V Prasad Eye Institute, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Mohammad Javed Ali
Dacryology Services, Department of Ophthalmic Plastics, L.V Prasad Eye Institute, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.116461

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Cardiobacterium hominis is a member of the HACEK (Haemophilus sp., Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, C. hominis, Eikenella corrodens, and Kingella kingae) group commonly associated with endocarditits and is normally present in the respiratory tract. We describe the first case of acute dacryocystitis with lacrimal abscess caused by C. hominis along with a brief review of the literature. The patient responded to oral and topical ciprofloxacin after incision and drainage and awaits dacryocystorhinostomy.


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