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Descriptor English:   Sjogren's Syndrome 
Descriptor Spanish:   Síndrome de Sjögren 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Síndrome de Sjogren 
Synonyms English:   Sicca Syndrome
Sjogren Syndrome
Sjogrens Syndrome
Syndrome, Sicca
Syndrome, Sjogren's  
Tree Number:   C05.550.114.154.774
C05.799.114.774
C07.465.815.929.669
C11.496.260.719
C17.300.775.099.774
C20.111.199.774
Definition English:   Chronic inflammatory and autoimmune disease in which the salivary and lacrimal glands undergo progressive destruction by lymphocytes and plasma cells resulting in decreased production of saliva and tears. The primary form, often called sicca syndrome, involves both KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS SICCA and XEROSTOMIA. The secondary form includes, in addition, the presence of a connective tissue disease, usually rheumatoid arthritis. 
Indexing Annotation English:   a form of rheum arthritis; do not confuse with SJOGREN-LARSSON SYNDROME, a form of ichthyosis; in titles & translations, use diacrit: Sjogren
See Related English:   Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   24314 
Unique Identifier:   D012859 

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