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J Neuroophthalmol. 2009 Sep;29(3):214-8. doi: 10.1097/WNO.0b013e3181b21132.

Bilateral dacryoadenitis complicated by lymphocytic hypophysitis.

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China.


Three patients developed dacryoadenitis (DA) or lymphocytic pneumonitis before the diagnosis of lymphocytic hypophysitis (LyH). There were two previous reports of concurrence of DA and LyH. Our patients add support to the idea that DA and LyH are manifestations of a systemic autoimmune disease. We suggest that the discovery of DA should prompt imaging and endocrine investigation of LyH.

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