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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Treating Sjogren syndrome and its pulmonary manifestations can be challenging.
A workup that had been performed 4 years earlier identified the patient as positive for antinuclear antibodies and anti-SSA and anti-SSB antibodies; the results of a lip biopsy were consistent with the diagnosis of Sjogren syndrome.
Treatment for Sjogren syndrome focuses on relieving symptoms, which often subside with time.
Sjogren syndrome was diagnosed according to the classification criteria proposed by the European Study Group on Diagnostic Criteria for Sjogren syndrome (13).
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