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Mikulicz Syndrome


Synonyms of Mikulicz Syndrome
  • Dacryosialoadenopathia
  • Dacryosialoadenopathy
  • Mikulicz-Radecki Syndrome
  • Mikulicz-Sjogren Syndrome
  • Mikulicz Syndrome
  • von Mikulicz Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions



    General 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.
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    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
      e-mail: aarda@aarda.org
      Home page: http://www.aarda.org/
    • AutoImmunity Community
      None
      None None None
      Phone #: (91-9) -552-9057
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: bandrews@autoimmunitycommunity.org
      Home page: http://autoimmunitycommunity.org
    • NIH/National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse
      1 NOHIC Way
      Bethesda MD 20892-3500
      Phone #: 301-402-7364
      800 #: --
      e-mail: nohic@nidcr.nih.gov
      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
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.sjogrens.org



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