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Sjogren's syndrome

06/18/2009 - Questions and Answers

Sjogren's syndrome

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Why can't I find any information on Sjogren's syndrome? Everything I find is in reference to dry eyes and dry mouth. There is a lot more to it then that.

 

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Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which immune cells attack and destroy the glands that produce tears and saliva. Sjogren's syndrome is also associated with rheumatic disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. The hallmark symptoms of the disorder are dry mouth and dry eyes. In addition, Sjogren's syndrome may cause skin, nose, and vaginal dryness, and may affect other organs of the body including the kidneys, blood vessels, lungs, liver, pancreas, and brain.
(The above is taken from the first link below - NINDS.)
 

The links below may be helpful to you in learning more about Sjogren's syndrome.

 

Related Links
NINDS: Sjogren's Syndrome
MedlinePlus: Sjogren's Syndrome
MedicineNet.com: Sjogren's Syndrome

Created on: 09/15/2004
Reviewed on: 06/18/2009

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