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.
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