A primary care approach to Sjögren's syndrome. Helping patients cope with sicca symptoms, extraglandular manifestations.

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Sjögren's syndrome is a chronic, systemic, autoimmune inflammatory disorder characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of exocrine glands, most notably the salivary and lacrimal glands. It results in loss of functional epithelium, diminished exocrine function, and gradual onset of dryness of the eyes, mouth, and other body parts (sicca syndrome). Because… (More)

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