Sjögren's syndrome

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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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Dry eyes can be a feature of certain autoimmune disorders in which the tear glands can be damaged, like rheumatoid arthritis, Sjorgren's syndrome and lupus.
A very basic, and very inaccurate, definition of Sjorgren's syndrome is that of a disorder that causes dry eyes and a dry mouth.
2,3) Sjorgren's syndrome is also a consideration when there is enlargement of the parotid glands, with or without HIV infection.