Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome: A case report

Sapna Raut Dessai, Elaine Barretto

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. 


Keywords


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

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