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F Minozzi, M Galli, L Gallottini, M Minozzi, V Unfer
Sjögren's syndrome is a chronic multisystem autoimmune disease characterized by the exocrine glands inflammation, with subsequent hypofunction. More frequently lachrymal and salivary glands are interested with subsequent xerophthalmia and xerostomia. Sjögren's syndrome can be present in an idiopathic type or in association with other autoimmune diseases as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, schlerodermia, etc. It interests mainly the women (with a ratio F:M=9:1) with an age between 40 and 60 years old...
May 2009: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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