What treatments are offered to a teenage child who's been diagnosed with sjogrens syndrome?

SJOGRENS SYNDROME. Treatment is symptomatic. It can be asso. With inflammatory disorders, autoimmune disease, etc. It is chronic involving dryness of eyes, mouth, and other mucous membranes. It can also have arthritis similar to ra.E.

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What is the treatment for sjogrens syndrome?

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. Read more...