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What is the treatment for sjogrens syndrome?

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Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology
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In brief: Combination of meds

Treatment starts with daily oral steroids(prednisone)to gain faster control of inflammation followed by "steroid-sparing"meds that control systemic autoimmune disease without the long term serious side-effects of steroids so steroids can be decreased and then stopped.
These safer long-term drugs are low dose Methotrexate weekly, imuran, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) and rituximab. Plaquenil is given to prevent flares.

In brief: Combination of meds

Treatment starts with daily oral steroids(prednisone)to gain faster control of inflammation followed by "steroid-sparing"meds that control systemic autoimmune disease without the long term serious side-effects of steroids so steroids can be decreased and then stopped.
These safer long-term drugs are low dose Methotrexate weekly, imuran, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) and rituximab. Plaquenil is given to prevent flares.
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics

In brief: SJOGREN's SYSDROME

Treatment is symptomatic.

In brief: SJOGREN's SYSDROME

Treatment is symptomatic.
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Dr. Robert Lowe
Controlling underlying systemic inflammation is probably going to be important in decreasing the higher risk for lymphoma of Sjogren's
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