Sjögren’s Syndrome: Pain Beyond Tears

Similar to lupus, Sjögren’s (SHOW-grins) syndrome is a non-infectious, primarily hereditary and incurable autoimmune disease. White blood cells called lymphocytes attack healthy tissue within the body. With Sjögren’s syndrome, the primary targets are moisture-producing lacrimal and salivary exocrine glands. What outcomes can be expected? How is it diagnosed and treated?

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