Possible Causes for Lacrimal Gland Enlargement in USA

  • Influenza
    Lacrimal Gland Enlargement

    Influenza is acommon infectious disease caused by the Influenza virus. Onset is sudden with fever, rhinorrhea, sore throat and headache. Severe myalgias coupled with respiratory tract symptoms are typical of influenza. Patients may also have red, watery eyes and cough. There can also be tachycardia and dyspnea…[1]

  • Infectious Mononucleosis
    Lacrimal Gland Enlargement Enlarged Submandibular Lymph Gland

    Infectious mononucleosis is a common viral infection known to cause pharyngitis and fever. It is primarily an infection of teenagers and young adults caused by the Epstein Barr virus. The majority of patients with infectious mononucleosis have mild symptoms. However a few will complain of the following features: Once…[2]

  • Mikulicz Disease
    Lacrimal Gland Enlargement

    Historically, bilateral parotid and lacrimal gland enlargement was characterized by the term Mikulicz's disease if the enlargement appeared apart from other diseases.[3]

  • Malignant Carcinoid Syndrome
    Lacrimal Gland Enlargement

    Carcinoids are neuroendocrine tumors most commonly originating from the midgut. Primary tumors and possibly existing metastases produce a variety of hormones and hormone-like mediators that provoke systemic symptoms like flushing, diarrhea and cardiac insufficiency - the entirety of these symptoms is referred to…[4]

  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
    Lacrimal Gland Enlargement

    Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), otherwise referred to as acute lymphoblastic leukemia or acute lymphoid leukemia, is a hematopoietic malignancy that involves the overproduction of cancerous white blood cells in the bone marrow. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is a type of malignancy that most commonly affects children.…[5]

  • Herpes Zoster
    Lacrimal Gland Enlargement

    Herpes zoster is a condition characterized by development of skin rash with blisters. It is a viral disease that promotes development of rash only on one side of the body. Pain is the preliminary sign of herpes zoster. Few days later, skin rashes develop only on one side of the body affecting one or more skin…[6]

  • Uveoparotid Fever
    Lacrimal Gland Enlargement Enlarged Submandibular Lymph Gland

    Heerfordt syndrome, also referred to as uveoparotid fever, Heerfordt–Mylius syndrome, Heerfordt–Waldenström syndrome, and Waldenström's uveoparotitis, is a rare manifestation of sarcoidosis. The symptoms include inflammation of the eye (uveitis), swelling of the parotid gland, chronic fever, and in some cases, palsy…[7]

  • Sarcoidosis
    Lacrimal Gland Enlargement Enlarged Submandibular Lymph Gland

    Sarcoidosis (Besnier-Boeck disease, Besnier-Boeck-Schaumann disease) is a multisystem inflammatory disease of unknown etiology, characterized by non-necrotizing granulomatous inflammation, predominantly in the lungs and intrathoracic lymph nodes. The presentation of the disease is highly dependent on the extent of…[8]

  • Hodgkin's Disease
    Lacrimal Gland Enlargement

    Hodgkin disease (Hodgkin lymphoma) is a type of lymphoma, that is marked by the presence of Reed-Sternberg cells. The 4 subtypes of Hodgkin lymphoma are: Nodular sclerosis Hodgkin disease, Mixed cellularity Hodgkin disease, Lymphocyte-rich Hodgkin disease and Lymphocyte-depleted Hodgkin disease. Hodgkin’s disease…[9]

  • Sjogren's Syndrome
    Lacrimal Gland Enlargement Enlarged Submandibular Lymph Gland

    Sjögren's syndrome is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by lymphocytic infiltrates in exocrine organs. It is named after Swedish ophthalmologist Henrik Sjögren. The early symptoms of Sjogren syndrome can be easily overlooked. The main clinical presentation in adults is xerophthalmia and xerostomia. In…[10]

Further symptoms


  1. Influenza, Symptoma
  2. Infectious Mononucleosis, Symptoma
  3. Wikipedia: Benign lymphoepithelial lesion, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  4. Malignant Carcinoid Syndrome, Symptoma
  5. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Symptoma
  6. Herpes Zoster, Symptoma
  7. Wikipedia: Heerfordt syndrome, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  8. Sarcoidosis, Symptoma
  9. Hodgkin's Disease, Symptoma
  10. Sjogren's Syndrome, Symptoma