Sjögren syndrome (SS) is a relatively common chronic, autoimmune, systemic, inflammatory disorder of unknown cause. It is characterized by dryness of the mouth, eyes, and other mucous membranes due to lymphocytic infiltration of exocrine glands and secondary gland dysfunction. SS can affect various exocrine glands or other organs. Diagnosis is by specific criteria relating to eye, mouth, and salivary gland involvement, autoantibodies, and (occasionally) histopathology. Treatment is usually symptomatic.
- Track 1-1 Clinical characteristics and Risk factors
- Track 2-2 Pathogenesis and Treatment
- Track 3-3 Novel Therapeutic Targets