Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Sjogren's syndrome

Sjogren's syndrome is a systemic autoimmune disease in which immune cells attack and destroy the exocrine glands specially that produce tears and saliva.
#Hallmark symptom of Sjogren's syndrome is a generalized dryness, typically including xerostomia (dry mouth) and keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eyes).
# 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, peripheral nervous system (distal axonal sensorimotor neuropathy) and brain.
* No treatment is available for cure.
* Artificial tear and salive is recommended.
* Proper eye, mouth and dental hygiene must be maintained.
## It is second most common autoimmune disease after rheumatoid arthritis but remain undiagnosed.

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