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Question: What is Sjögren’s syndrome?

Answer:

Sjögren’s syndrome is an inflammatory disease of exocrine glands manifested primarily by dryness of the eyes and mouth. It can occur as an isolated entity (primary Sjögren’s syndrome) or in association with another rheumatic disease, commonly RA or SLE (secondary Sjögren’s syndrome).

Reference: Koopman WJ (ed): Arthritis and Allied Conditions: A Textbook of Rheumatology, 15th ed. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005

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