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Sjogren's Syndrome **
 

Sjogren's Syndrome is an inflammatory autoimmune disease which causes dryness, especially of eyes and mouth. In autoimmune disease the immune system attacks itself causing inflammation and damage. Sjogren's Syndrome may occur primarily by itself or sometimes it can occur in association with a pre-existing disease like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus or Myositis.

 

Sjögren's syndrome is the second most common rheumatic disease after rheumatoid arthritis. Its leading Practiceal manifestations are keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia. About 50% of patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome develop systemic manifestations including arthritis, Raynaud's phenomenon, lymphadenopathy, and lung involvement. Adult Still's disease is a form of polyarthritis with systemic manifestations seen in systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. It is relatively rare, as is remitting seronegative symmetric synovitis with pitting edema (so-called RS3PE syndrome), another form of adult-onset polyarthritis that can occur in isolation or associated with polymyalgia rheumatica, hematopoietic malignancies, or even rheumatoid arthritis

 

You can find more information about Sjogren's Syndrome by clicking the link below:
http://www.rheumatology.org/public/factsheets/sjogrens_new.asp?aud=pat

 

 

 

 

 

**PLEASE NOTE: THESE DISEASES ARE DEFINED FOR THE MERE UNDERSTANDING FOR THE PATIENTS. PLEASE DO NOT SELF DIAGNOSE YOURSELF. IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS, CALL THE DOCTORS OFFICE AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR CONSULTATION. WE DO NOT ENCOURAGE PATIENTS TO TAKE OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS FOR PAIN AND ANY OTHER RELATED SYMPTOMS. THIS OFFICE DOES NOT TAKE RESPOSIBILITY FOR ACCIDENTS OR INJURY DUE TO SELF DIAGNOSIS FROM THE ABOVE INFORMATION.