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.
Ketan Kulkarni's paper, "An Unusual Presentation of Sjogren Syndrome," is notable as it presents a patient with the atypical presentation of the disorder as bilateral tender submandibular gland enlargement.
Sjogren syndrome was diagnosed according to the classification criteria proposed by the European Study Group on Diagnostic Criteria for Sjogren syndrome (13).
Brain abnormalities in Sjogren syndrome with recurrent CNS manifestations: association with neuromyelitis optica.
Key Words: Sjogren syndrome, submandibular gland, autoantibodies, excisional biopsy
Autoantibodies against carbonic anhydrase II are increased in renal tubular acidosis associated with Sjogren syndrome.
Extraglandular involvement with distal renal tubular acidosis preceding the typical sicca syndrome may induce hypokalemic paralysis and unveil Sjogren syndrome in elderly males.
Clinical and laboratory profiles of systemic lupus erythematosus associated with Sjogren syndrome in China: a study of 542 patients.
Sjogren syndrome which simulates relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis clinical features: case report.