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Juvenile sjögren syndrome: distinctive age, unique findings.
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PMID:  23211922     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Juvenile Sjögren's syndrome is a rare condition that affects children and adolescents with distinctive clinical features. Parotid swelling usually precedes regular oral and ocular symptoms, while typical serological findings may be absent. Hence, diagnosing juvenile Sjögren's syndrome may be challenging to the attending pediatric dentist, and long-term management without proper diagnosis may be jeopardized. The purpose of this report was to detail the features of an adolescent with primary Sjögren's syndrome diagnosed 12 years after the onset of the disease. An updated literature review highlighted the unusual aspects of the pediatric form of the disease.
Authors:
Thayse Rodrigues de Souza; Igor Henrique Morais Silva; Alessandra Tavares Carvalho; Valder Barbosa Gomes; Angela Pinto Duarte; Jair Carneiro Leão; Luiz Alcino Gueiros
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric dentistry     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1942-5473     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Dent     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909102     Medline TA:  Pediatr Dent     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  427-30     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Affiliation:
Oral Medicine Unit, Postgraduate Program in Dentistry, the Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.
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