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Sjögren's Syndrome is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases feature the abnormal production of extra antibodies in the blood directed against various tissues of the body, which tends to lead to inflammation. The hallmark symptom of Sjögren's syndrome is generalized dryness, typically xerostomia (dry mouth) and keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eyes), known as sicca symptoms. Sjögren's syndrome may cause skin, nose and vaginal dryness and may affect other organs of the body, including the kidneys, blood vessels, lungs, liver, pancreas, peripheral nervous system or brain.
I was diagnosed 4 years ago, and I am struggling so bad. There are not alot of Rheumatologist in my area to choose from and the one I was using would spend 2 minutes with me and never listen.I am waiting on an appointment with the only one in our…Continue
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As someone recently diagnosed with Sjogren's it is surprising and disappointing that I find very little discussion of Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation as a cure for Sjogren's. In this 2012 study,…Continue
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