Chalazion_RC - Learning Issue Chalazion Name Rachel Chacko...

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Learning Issue: Chalazion Name: Rachel Chacko Definition Common granulomatous inflammation of a meibomian gland that may follow an internal hordeolum (stye). Causes Chalezia occur after gland blockage, which can be associated with the following: Poor lid hygiene Seborrhea (chronic inflammatory disease of skin characterized by accumulation of scales of greasy skin; seborrhea of scalp is known as dandruff) Acne rosacea Chronic blepharitis (Blepharitis: family of inflammatory disease processes of eyelids) High blood lipid concentrations (possible risk from increased blockage of sebaceous glands) Leishmaniasis (parasitic disease spread by the bite of a sandfly) TB Immunodeficiency Viral infection Carcinoma Recurrent chalazia may be caused by an underlying sebaceous carcinoma, so the lesion should be biopsied and sent for pathologic testing. Risk Factors Chalazia are more common in adults than in children. This is thought to be related to hormonal changes in sebum. The risk of developing chalazia increases in those aged
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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