Saturday, October 8, 2011

A Note On Sjogren’s syndrome.......with ppt download

Definition
Sjogren’s syndrome is defined as a syndrome of xerophthalmia (dry eyes) and xerostomia (dry mouth) due to immune destruction of endocrine glands, especially of the lacrimal and salivary glands.
Two types of Sjogren’s disease

Primary Sjogren’s syndrome- Sicca complex (dry eyes and dry mouth) and extra glandular symptoms without any additional connective tissue disorder

Secondary Sjogren’s syndrome- Sicca complex that occurs with another autoimmune disorder such as SLE, RA, or scleroderma.
Sjogren’s syndrome




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