Overview of Sjogren’s Syndrome

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Nearly 4 million individuals in the United States suffer from Sjogren’s Syndrome, a difficult autoimmune disorder in which the glands that produce tears and saliva are destroyed. It typically causes dry eye and mouth, and can even affect the kidneys and lungs. Although there is no cure for this condition, research into diagnostic and treatment improvements is ongoing.


Ghaith Noaiseh, MD, of the division of rheumatology and clinical immunology at UPMC, provides an overview of Sjogren’s Syndrome, including symptoms, diagnostic process, and current treatment options.

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