Sjogren's Syndrome

Autoimmune Disorders

Signs and Symptoms

  • Swelling of joints
  • Inflammation of eyelids
  • Tooth decay


Immune system mistakenly attacks the human body's cell and tissues


  • Blood tests
  • Shirmer tests
  • Slit-lamp tests
  • Sialogram
  • Salivary scintigraphy
  • Chest X-ray
  • Biopsy
  • Spit test
  • Urine Sample


There is no cure for Sjogren's Syndrome but there are methods of keeping your symptoms in control to live a normal life


As long as oral and eye hygiene are controlled, most people can proceed to have a great life. However if the disease leads to complications such biliary cirrhosis or lymphoma, the outlook on the patient's progress diminishes.


It is felt that the syndrome is hereditary but it is known that most cases occur in woman more than men.