Mikulicz syndrome was considered a form of Sjögren syndrome (type 1) however more recently it is considered in IgG4 related disease spectrum. It is a non-specific inflammatory enlargement of at least two or more of the salivary and lacrimal glands with xerostomia.
It may also be referred to by numerous other eponymous names as well as the catchy: sicca syndrome without a connective tissue disorder 3.
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