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In sjogrens syndrome related to lupus. What does it mean?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Possibly

Sjogrens syndrome will typically presenst with dry eyes and dry mouth.
It is not uncommon for sjogrens to occur with other rheumatic illnesses such as lupus. We call this secondary sjogrens and tends to cause the above issues. We still treat the underlying illness and in your case lupus. Sjogrens can occur by itself and we call this primary sjogrens and may have more issues then secondary sjogrens.

In brief: Possibly

Sjogrens syndrome will typically presenst with dry eyes and dry mouth.
It is not uncommon for sjogrens to occur with other rheumatic illnesses such as lupus. We call this secondary sjogrens and tends to cause the above issues. We still treat the underlying illness and in your case lupus. Sjogrens can occur by itself and we call this primary sjogrens and may have more issues then secondary sjogrens.
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