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Is there a difference between sjorgens syndrome and sjorgens disease?

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Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 17 years experience
No difference: Sjogren's syndrome is sometimes referred to as sjogren's disease. Since it was first described as a group of signs and symptoms that suggested the presence of a disease, it was first called a syndrome. We understand sjogren's syndrome better with regard to it being a systemic autoimmune disease that affects principally secretory glands but also can affect other organs like lupus.

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