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Sjögren´s syndrome in present.

Department of Stomatology and Maxilofacial Surgery, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia.
Bratislavske lekarske listy (Impact Factor: 0.45). 01/2012; 113(8):514-6. DOI: 10.4149/BLL_2012_116
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ABSTRACT Sjögren´s syndrome is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by a reduced function of exocrine glands, mainly salivary and lacrimal glands based on chronic plasmocellular infiltration. Syndrome includes affection of glands in gastrointestinal system, respiratory apparatus, skin, and vaginal mucosa. I tis described separately as a primary Sjögren´s syndrome or together with other inflammatory rheumatic diseases as a secondary Sjögren´s syndrome. Advanced diagnostic is based mainly on serologic examinations. Treatment of patients reflects the form of Sjögren´s syndrome. Despite recent knowledge the treatment is rather symptomatic than causal (Ref. 12).

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