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What causes the dryness in sjögren’s syndrome?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Inflammation

Sjogren syndrome is the disease marked by inflammation in the organs producing lubrication - tear glans, salivary glands etc.
Those cells that are responsible for secreting lubrication are being constantly destroyed by autoimmune inflammation.

In brief: Inflammation

Sjogren syndrome is the disease marked by inflammation in the organs producing lubrication - tear glans, salivary glands etc.
Those cells that are responsible for secreting lubrication are being constantly destroyed by autoimmune inflammation.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Autoimmune disease

Sjogren's syndrome damages glands that make secretions such as saliva glands, tear glands, etc.

In brief: Autoimmune disease

Sjogren's syndrome damages glands that make secretions such as saliva glands, tear glands, etc.
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
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