Sjögren's syndrome

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Sjö·gren's syndrome

 (shō′grənz, shœ′-) also Sjögren syndrome (-grĕn)
n.
A chronic autoimmune disease occurring mostly in older women, characterized by keratoconjunctivitis, dryness of mucous membranes, joint pain, fatigue, and enlargement of the parotid glands. It is often associated with rheumatoid arthritis, Raynaud's phenomenon, and dental caries.

[After Henrik Samuel Conrad Sjögren (1899-1986), Swedish ophthalmologist.]
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Early diagnosis and continued treatment can help patients better manage Sjogren's Syndrome, a possibly chronic yet non-fatal disorder of the immune system identified by two most common symptoms _ dry eyes and a dry mouth, according to an expert.
Biopharmaceutical company Wize Pharma Inc (OTCQB:WIZP) revealed on Tuesday the receipt of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for the protocol of its planned Phase IV study of LO2A versus Systane Ultra UD for the treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) in Sjogren's patients.
Distal RTA (dRTA) leading to recurrent hypokalemia and paresis as an initial manifestation of primary Sjogren's syndrome (pSS) is well-known but not commonly reported (1), as pSS is one of the secondary causes of dRTA.
Elevated salivary beta-2 microglobulin (sB2M) has been already reported in both primary Sjogren's syndrome (pSS) and secondary SS (sSS).
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Objective: To determine the frequency of sicca complex, Sjogren's Syndrome (SS) and Fibromyalgia (FM) in patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Abstract: The aim of this longitudinal prospective study was to evaluate the effects of periodontal treatment on the clinical, microbiological and immunological periodontal parameters, and on the systemic activity (ESSDAI) and subjective (ESSPRI) indexes in patients with primary Sjogren's Syndrome (pSS).
These registries include infants born to mothers with anti-Ro and / or anti-La antibodies, and a diagnosis of lupus, dermatomyositis, Sjogren's syndrome, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, or rheumatic arthritis.
The seven-time Grand Slam singles champion announced in 2011 that she suffers from Sjogren's syndrome, a long-term autoimmune disease that can decrease energy and had received treatment.
Systemic lupus erythematosus and Sjogren's syndrome are chronic auto- inflammatory disorders which can lead to serious organ damage.
Primary Sjogren's syndrome (SjS) (pSS) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by dryness such as xerophthalmia and xerostomia, and even fatigue and pain.
As patient had history suggestive of Sjogren's syndrome due to dysphagia to solids and swelling below the left ear, immunological workup was done.