Synonyms of Mikulicz Syndrome
- Mikulicz-Radecki Syndrome
- Mikulicz-Sjogren Syndrome
- Mikulicz Syndrome
- von Mikulicz Syndrome
Disorder SubdivisionsGeneral Discussion
Mikulicz syndrome is a chronic condition characterized by the abnormal enlargement of glands in the head and neck, including those near the ears (parotids) and those around the eyes (lacrimal) and mouth (salivary). The tonsils and other glands in the soft tissue of the face and neck may also be involved. Although the disorder is almost always described as benign, it always occurs in association with another underlying disorder such as tuberculosis, leukemia, syphilis, Hodgkin?s disease, lymphosarcoma, Sjogren syndrome, or lupus (SLE). People who have Mikulicz syndrome are at heightened risk for developing lymphomas.
Some people with Mikulicz syndrome may experience recurring fevers. The fever may be accompanied by dry eyes, diminished tear production (lacrimation), and inflammation of various parts of the eyes (uveitis). Lacrimal gland enlargement, parotid gland enlargement, dry mouth and dry eyes are the classic signs.
The exact cause of Mikulicz syndrome is not known. Some scientists believe that Mikulicz syndrome should be considered a form of Sjogren syndrome.
.Organizations related to Mikulicz Syndrome
- American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
22100 Gratiot Avenue
Eastpointe MI 48021
Phone #: 586-776-3900
800 #: 800-598-4668
Home page: http://www.aarda.org/
- AutoImmunity Community
None None None
Phone #: (91-9) -552-9057
800 #: N/A
Home page: http://autoimmunitycommunity.org
- NIH/National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse
1 NOHIC Way
Bethesda MD 20892-3500
Phone #: 301-402-7364
800 #: --
Home page: http://www.nohic.nidcr.nih.gov
- Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation, Inc.
8120 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda MD 20814
Phone #: 301-718-0300
800 #: 800-475-6473
Home page: http://www.sjogrens.org
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