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Diagnosis and management of Sjögren syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19323359     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Sjögren syndrome is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by dry eyes and dry mouth. Other organ systems are affected in many patients. Sjogren syndrome is classified as primary or secondary. In primary disease, Sjogren syndrome is a solitary process, whereas secondary disease accompanies another autoimmune disease--often rheumatoid arthritis. Sjögren syndrome is a challenging diagnosis, requiring the family physician to coordinate with a team of specialists, including dentists, otolaryngologists, rheumatologists, and ophthalmologists. Pilocarpine and cevimeline can help relieve dry eyes and dry mouth.
Authors:
Paul Kruszka; Robert J O'Brian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American family physician     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0002-838X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Fam Physician     Publication Date:  2009 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-27     Completed Date:  2009-04-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1272646     Medline TA:  Am Fam Physician     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  465-70     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
U.S. Coast Guard Yard, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. paul_kruszka@hotmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Prognosis
Sjogren's Syndrome / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Xerophthalmia / drug therapy
Xerostomia / therapy
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Summary for patients in:
Am Fam Physician. 2009 Mar 15;79(6):472   [PMID:  19323360 ]

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