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Sjö·gren's syndrome

 (shō′grənz, shœ′-) also Sjögren syndrome (-grĕn)
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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Given the major symptoms of Sjogren's Syndrome is chronic dry eye, patients are required to always lubricate their eyes to avoid damage that can lead to infection or scarring of the eye.
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Based on the above clinical presentation and the attendant laboratory work, a diagnosis of distal RTA (dRTA) due to primary Sjogren's syndrome was made.
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3 million Americans with Sjogren's syndrome, which is pronounced SHOW-grens.
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