Sjögren's syndrome

Sjögren’s syndrome​ is an autoimmune disorder characterized by the attack by the immune system of the lacrimal and salivary glands that make tears and saliva no longer functioning normally (causing dry eye and dry mouth) and it can also damage other parts of the body (joints, thyroid, kidneys, liver, lung and skin).

Along with symptoms of extensive dryness, other serious complications include profound fatigue, chronic pain, major organ involvement, neuropathies, and risk of lymphoma. The prevalence of Sjogren syndrome is 0.1-4% of the population.