Primary Sjogren Syndrome

4 Interesting Facts of Primary Sjogren syndrome

  1. Autoimmune disease characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of salivary and lacrimal glands; central nervous system and other organs are often involved as well
  2. Similar features include motor and sensory deficits
  3. Differentiating features include dry eyes, dry mouth, dry skin, joint stiffness, and thyroid dysfunction
  4. Diagnosed by clinical features (eg, dry eyes, dry mouth) and positive serologic results for antinuclear antibodies (ie, anti-Ro, anti-La, Anti-Scl-70); confirmed by salivary gland biopsy if needed
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