Severity of dry eye syndrome is related to anti-dsDNA autoantibody in systemic lupus erythematosus patients without secondary Sjogren syndrome

@inproceedings{Chen2016SeverityOD,
  title={Severity of dry eye syndrome is related to anti-dsDNA autoantibody in systemic lupus erythematosus patients without secondary Sjogren syndrome},
  author={Alexander Chen and H Y Chen and Yih-Hsiou Hwang and Yi-Tsun Chen and Ching-Hsi Hsiao and Hung-Chi Chen},
  booktitle={Medicine},
  year={2016}
}
There are as many as one-third of the systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients who suffer from dry eye syndrome. To this date, dry eye syndrome in SLE patients is believed to be caused by secondary Sjogren syndrome (sSS). However, there is increasing evidence for possible independency of dry eye syndrome and sSS in patients suffering from autoimmune diseases. The purpose of this retrospective observational case series was to identify SLE patients without sSS who had dry eye syndrome, examine… CONTINUE READING

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