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What is Sjögren’s Syndrome?

Sjögren’s syndrome (also called Mikulicz disease or Sicca syndrome) is a relatively common chronic autoimmune illness, often accompanying other autoimmune conditions such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. In this disease immune cells attack healthy cells of the tear-producing glands and salivary glands. The common symptoms are dry eyes and mouth. Symptoms occur primarily due to low production of tears and saliva. In the United States, Sjögren’s syndrome affects nearly 4 million people and it happens […]