Sjogren syndrome is a systemic disease of salivary glands. It’s characterized with symptoms such as:
- Dry eye- xerophthalmia;
- Dry mouth – xerostomia;
- Systemic polyarthritis;
- Generally, dry mucous membranes (genitalia);
- Increased size of parotid glands.
Mentioned disease often is related to inflammatory diseases of connective tissues, most commonly – scleroderma and systemic lupus erythematosus. Complete immunology test - antinuclear antibody (ANA) test is conducted to eliminate this pathologies. Also, anti-Ro/SSA and anti-La/SSB. Concurrent involvement of rheumatologist and immunologist is necessary.
For accurate diagnostics and treatment selection, we advise you to visit our clinic “New Life” to consult with a rheumatologist, where a highly qualified doctor, Mr. Otar Zhvania will provide appropriate assistance.
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