Sjögren's Syndrome

Sjögren's Syndrome is a chronic, systemic autoimmune disease, the cause of which is unknown. Its main symptoms are a dry mouth (xerostomia) and dry eyes (xerophthalmia). In this disease, the cells making up our defence system (immune system) attack parts of the body itself, such as the glands that keep the eyes and mouth moist, and glands in other parts of the body, altering their function. Symptoms in other organs, such as the lungs, joints or nervous system, may also occur.

Authorship: Vall d'Hebron
Creation date: 04.04.2022, 13:37
Modification date: 04.04.2022, 13:38
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