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All of the following may be associated with Sjögren syndrome, except: (AIIMS May 09)



A Dry eyes

B Dry mouth

C Parotid gland enlargement

D Systemic manifestations

Ans. D Systemic manifestations (Ref. H 17th - Pg-2107)

Definition- Sjögren’s syndrome is a chronic, slowly progressive autoimmune disease characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the exocrine glands resulting in xerostomia and dry eyes.

Clinical Manifestations Triad (1) Dry eye (2) Dry mouth (3) B/L parotid enlargement

Autoimmune disorders associated with Sjögren’s syndrome

Type: a. Primary (Idiopathic) Usually associated with: HLA - DR - 3

b. Secondary (Occurs in some disease) Usually associated with: HLA - DR - 4

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