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Sjögren's syndrome

[′shō·grənz ‚sin‚drōm]
(immunology)
An autoimmune disease characterized by the destruction of salivary and lacrimal glands, damage by T lymphocytes within the glands may be accompanied by damage by immune complexes throughout the body.
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Based on data available from rituximab's efficacy in autoimmune cytopenias, we can extrapolate that it would be useful in the treatment of cytopenias associated with Sjogren's syndrome.
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The Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation estimates that four million Americans suffer from this disorder; many go undiagnosed.
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