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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Literature over the last 2 decades has described the use of MR imaging to diagnose and stage the severity of Sjogrens syndrome involving the parotid glands.
People with dry mouth (xerostomia) as a side-effect of medications, diseases such as Sjogrens Syndrome, or age-related reduced salivary flow could benefit from regular use of xylitol chewing gum.