The geoepidemiology of Sjögren's syndrome.

@article{Mavragani2010TheGO,
  title={The geoepidemiology of Sj{\"o}gren's syndrome.},
  author={Clio P Mavragani and H M Moutsopoulos},
  journal={Autoimmunity reviews},
  year={2010},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={
          A305-10
        }
}
Sjogren's syndrome (SS) is a slowly progressing autoimmune disease, affecting predominantly middle-aged women, with a female to male ratio reaching 9:1. It is characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the exocrine glands, mainly the lacrimal and salivary glands, resulting in reduced secretory functions and oral and ocular dryness. The syndrome can present alone as primary SS (pSS) or in the context of underlying connective tissue disease as secondary SS (sSS). While the pathogenesis of the… CONTINUE READING
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