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Sjögren syndrome

Pronunciation: shor'gren

Definition: keratoconjunctivitis sicca, dryness of mucous membranes, telangiectasias or purpuric spots on the face, and bilateral parotid enlargement; seen in menopausal women and often associated with rheumatoid arthritis, Raynaud phenomenon, and dental caries; there are changes in the lacrimal and salivary glands resembling those of Mikulicz disease.

Synonym(s): Gougerot-Sjögren disease, sicca syndrome, Sjögren disease

[H.S.C. Sjögren]

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