Sjögren's syndrome

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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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Timely diagnosis and treatment can be lifesaving and retard the sequel of Sjogren's disease as in this case.
27) The assay performs exceptionally well when differentiating RA from other connective tissue diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosis, Sjogren's disease, and osteoarthritis (Figure 2).
Mucosal biopsy from lower lip for lymphocytic infiltration of the minor salivary glands showed chronic sialadenitis with evidence of epimyoepithelial islands and fibrosis strongly suggestive of Sjogren's disease.