Sjögren's syndrome

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Sjögren's syndrome (pronounced SHOW-grins) is an autoimmune syndrome in which the body's immune system attacks the body's saliva and tear glands.[1]

Symptoms[edit | edit source]

The two main symptoms of Sjogren's syndrome are:[1]

Other symptoms may include:[2]

  • Joint pain, swelling and stiffness
  • Swollen salivary glands — particularly the set located behind your jaw and in front of your ears
  • Skin rashes or dry skin
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Persistent dry cough
  • Prolonged fatigue

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome and a disorder resembling Sjögren's syndrome: preliminary report[3]

Treatment[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 MedlinePlus. "Sjogren's Syndrome | Medline". 
  2. "Sjogren's syndrome - Symptoms and causes". Mayo Clinic. Retrieved Feb 6, 2019. 
  3. Calabrese, L. H.; Davis, M. E.; Wilke, W. S. (Jan 1994). "Chronic fatigue syndrome and a disorder resembling Sjögren's syndrome: preliminary report". Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 18 Suppl 1: S28–31. ISSN 1058-4838. PMID 8148449. 


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