Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome: A case report

  • Sapna Raut Dessai Consultant Maxillofacial Radiologist Omkar X-ray and Ultrasound Clinic Margao – Goa, India.
  • Elaine Barretto Lecturer in Department of Paediatric Dentistry. Goa Dental College and Hospital Bambolim – Goa

Abstract

Sjogren’s syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disorder characterized by xerostomia, xerophthalmia, and lymphocytic infiltration of the exocrine glands. It is named after the Swedish ophthalmologist Henrik Sjogren who first described it as a triad of keratoconjunctivitis sicca, xerostomia and rheumatoid arthritis. Besides this triad there are various other systemic conditions which may be frequently associated with this syndrome. Besides presenting a case review, this article also reviews in detail these various other systemic conditions related and found associated with this syndrome. 

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Published
2016-04-25
How to Cite
RAUT DESSAI, Sapna; BARRETTO, Elaine. Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome: A case report. Journal of Oral Health Research, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, apr. 2016. ISSN 2229-6018. Available at: <http://johr.in/index.php/JOHR/article/view/156>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2017.
Section
Case Report

Keywords

Sjogren’s syndrome, xerostomia, sicca complex, sialography, lymphoma.