Sjogren’s syndrome: Clinical features, histopathology and treatment

Sjogren’s syndrome: Clinical features, histopathology and treatment

Sjogren’s syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune, chronic inflammatory disease characterized by dense infiltration of lymphocytes in the exocrine glands. Essentially, the body’s own immune cells, the lymphocytes, attack and infiltrate various exocrine glands and cause their functional impairment. The salivary and lacrimal glands are classically affected in SS, resulting in xerostomia (dry mouth) and keratoconjuctivitis…

What is Sjögren’s syndrome?

What is Sjögren’s syndrome?

April is Sjogren’s syndrome Awareness Month. So what a Sjogren’s syndrome? Sjogren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disease which means our immune system attacks its own body and cells. While it can attack any part of the body, Sjogren’s usually attacks the gland that produces tear in saliva and that results in a lot of drynes.s…

Autoimmune disease | viral infection autoimmune disease

Autoimmune disease | viral infection autoimmune disease

What causes autoimmune disease? Could it be a virus? Scientists prove link between viral infection and autoimmune disease Common viral infections can pave the way to autoimmune disease, Australian scientists have revealed in breakthrough research published internationally today. David Stacey writing in medical Express reported Professor Mariapia Degli-Esposti, from The University of Western Australia and…