Chalazion Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Nov 03, 2022
  • Author: Jean Deschênes, MD, FRCSC; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

In addition to the conditions listed in the differential diagnosis, other problems to be considered include the following:

  • Hyperimmunoglobulinemia E (hyper-IgE) syndrome (Job syndrome)
  • Meibomianitis
  • Meibomian cell carcinoma
  • Microcystic adnexal carcinoma
  • Plexiform neurofibroma
  • Staphylococcus aureus infection
  • Virus-induced infection
  • Ingrown lash follicles
  • Retained foreign body

Differential Diagnoses