Mikulicz disease comprises the triad of:
It is due to an autoimmune process and is looked upon as a clinical variant of Sjogren's syndrome.
Mikulicz syndrome has the same clinical picture. However, the salivary and lacrimal glands are enlarged due to known causes such as sarcoidosis and tuberculosis.
These terms are confused and overused. It is better to define the specific lesion rather than use the eponym.
Last reviewed 01/2018