[Sjögren's syndrome].

  • Shohei Yoshida
  • Published 1999 in
    Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical…
Sjögren's syndrome(SS) is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia. According to the epidemiological survey done by the Japan Ministry of Health and Welfare(MHW) in 1994, about 17,000 SS patients visit hospitals and the prevalence rate is approximately 0.06% for females. SS is diagnosed mainly by the criteria… (More)