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sjogren's syndrome
 

Sjogren's syndrome is a connective tissue disease characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of exocrine glands causing tissue damage and resulting in xerostomia and dry eyes.

 
Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

 

  • mouth ulcers
  • dental caries
  • enlarged salivary glands
  • dry, sticky, erythematous oral mucosa
 
Causes

Causes may include:

 

  • genetics
  • environmental factors
  • immunologic activation
 
Treatments

Treatment may include:

 

  • meticulous oral hygiene
  • humidifier
  • unscented skin lotions
  • frequent dental care
  • avoidance of sugar, tobacco, alcohol, and spicy, salty or highly acidic foods
  • increase fluid intake
  • medication
Specialties
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  • rheumatology

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