Sjogren Syndrome: A Review on Diagnostic Methods and Treatment Strategies

Author : Josna James, Unnimaya Premkumar, Ansu Anna Dan, Anjali George, Apollo James, T. Sivakumar

Sjogren syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disease in which white blood cells attack and destroy moisture producing glands and causing reduced production of saliva (xerostomia) and tear (xerophthalmia). The treatment of sjogren syndrome focuses on symptomatic management like administration of artificial tears, cholinergic agents such as Pilocarpine and Cevemeline to stimulate the production of saliva and tears, Hydroxychloroquine for arthritis and myalgias. The present study focuses about clinical features, diagnostic methods and detailed treatment strategies of sjogren syndrome.

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