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Prevalence and predictors of Sjogren's syndrome in a prospective cohort of patients with aqueous-deficient dry eye.
To assess the prevalence and determine predictors of Sjögren's syndrome (SS) in patients with clinically significant aqueous-deficient dry eye.
Patients enrolled in an industry-sponsored, multicentre clinical trial (NCT00784719) were assessed prospectively for the presence of SS. Ocular testing included Schirmer test, corneal
FYI parotitis is infection of the salivary glands. I'm posting this one in case any of the parents of youngsters with dry eye might find it interesting/relevant... I had never heard of Sjogrens in children before.
Recurrent parotitis as a presentation of primary pediatric Sjögren syndrome
Parotitis is a common condition seen in the pediatric population, usually as an isolated occurrence associated with viral or bacterial infection. The differential diagnosis expands
Tear Osmolarity Measurements in Dry Eye Related to Primary Sjögren's Syndrome.
To evaluate the tear osmolarity in patients with dry eye syndrome related to primary Sjögren's Syndrome (SS).
Materials and Methods:
Twenty eyes of 10 patients with dry eye and primary SS (Group 1) and 20 eyes of 20 subjects who do not have dry eye syndrome (Group 2) were included in this cross-sectional study. In all eyes, ophthalmic examination was performed
This was interesting... apparently Chinese patients have significantly less incidence of dry eyes from Sjogrens than non Chinese. I found the data on age of onset staggering - almost 30% diagnosed by their early thirties? Yowch.
Clinical and prognostic characteristics of 573 cases of primary Sjögren's syndrome.
BACKGROUND: Primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) is one of the autoimmune diseases with high incidence. There were several clinical investigations in Caucasian but