Neonatal Dacryocystitis

Etiology: Approximately 6% of newborns have a stenosis of the mouth of the nasolacrimal duct due to a persistent mucosal fold (lacrimal fold or valve of Hasner). The resulting retention of tear fluid provides ideal growth conditions for bacteria, particularly staphylococci, streptococci, and pneumococci.

Symptoms and diagnostic considerations: Shortly after birth (usually within two to four weeks), pus is secreted from the puncta. The disease continues subcutaneously and pus collects in the palpebral fissure. The conjunctiva is not usually involved.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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