Patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome treated for two months with evening primrose oil.

  title={Patients with primary Sj{\"o}gren's syndrome treated for two months with evening primrose oil.},
  author={Peter Oxholm and Rolf Manthorpe and Jan Ulrik Prause and David F. Horrobin},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of rheumatology},
  volume={15 2},
Twenty-four female and 4 male patients, all fulfilling the Copenhagen criteria for primary Sjögren's syndrome (primary SS), were treated for 8 weeks with evening primrose oil (Efamol). Efamol is a seed oil which consists primarily of the n-6 essential fatty acids (EFA): cis-linoleic acid and gammalinolenic acid (GLA). The investigation was carried out as a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial in order to determine whether long-term treatment of patients with primary SS… CONTINUE READING


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