Mikulicz's disease


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Mikulicz's disease

 [mik´u-lich″ez]
originally, a chronic, benign, and usually painless inflammatory swelling of the lacrimal and salivary glands; some authorities have broadened the entity to include lacrimal and salivary gland enlargement associated with other diseases, such as sjögren's syndrome, sarcoidosis, lupus erythematosus, leukemia, lymphoma, and tuberculosis, which they designate Mikulicz's syndrome.

Mikulicz's disease

See SJOGREN'S DISEASE. (Johann von Mikulicz-Radecki, Polish-born 1850–1905, German surgeon).
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Maehara et al., "Clinical characteristics of Mikulicz's disease as an IgG4-related disease," Clinical Oral Investigations, vol.
The presence of atypical lymphocytes in lymphoma, IgG4-positive plasma cells in IgG4-related Mikulicz's disease, periductal and perivascular inflammation of lymphocytes and intralobular fibrosis in Sjogren's syndrome are the main factors that aid in the differential diagnosis of sarcoidosis.
Eosinophilic hyperplastic lymphogranuloma, comparison with Mikulicz's disease. Proc Chin Med Soc.
A novel concept of Mikulicz's disease as IgG4-related disease.