MAIN SYMPTOMS OF SJÖGREN'S SYNDROME AND ITS CAUSES - AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

How to identify and diagnose Sjögren's syndrome



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Sjögren's syndrome is a chronic and autoimmune rheumatic disease characterized by inflammation of some glands in the body, such as the mouth and eyes, resulting in symptoms such as dry mouth and sand feeling in the eyes, and increased risk of infections such as caries and conjunctivitis. Sjögren's syndrome can occur in two ways: Primary : when presented in isolation due to changes in immunity; Secondary : when it appears in association with other autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderma, vasculitis, or with chronic hepatitis.