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Sjogren's Syndrome MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Sjogren's Syndrome
Tree Number(s)
C05.550.114.154.774
C05.799.114.774
C07.465.815.929.669
C11.496.260.719
C17.300.775.099.774
C20.111.199.774
Unique ID
D012859
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012859
Annotation
a form of rheum arthritis; do not confuse with SJOGREN-LARSSON SYNDROME, a form of ichthyosis; in titles & translations, use diacrit: Sjogren
Scope Note
Chronic inflammatory and autoimmune disease in which the salivary and lacrimal glands undergo progressive destruction by lymphocytes and plasma cells resulting in decreased production of saliva and tears. The primary form, often called sicca syndrome, involves both KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS SICCA and XEROSTOMIA. The secondary form includes, in addition, the presence of a connective tissue disease, usually rheumatoid arthritis.
Entry Term(s)
Sicca Syndrome
Sjogren Syndrome
NLM Classification #
WE 346
See Also
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Sjogren's Syndrome Preferred
Sicca Syndrome Related
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