Can Extraglandular Manifestations Differentiate Primary Sjogren's Syndrome from Sjogren's-Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Overlap Syndrome? [Meeting Abstract]
Carsons, Steven E.; Movva, Suneel; Ienopoli, Sabatino; Aziz, Steven; Gul, Maryam; Calixte, Rose; Brodsky, Tracy
Extraglandular manifestations of primary SjÃ¶gren's syndrome
Ienopoli, Sabatino; Carsons, Steven E
SjÃ¶gren syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disease that typically affects the salivary and lacrimal glands. Aside from the common glandular signs and symptoms, SjÃ¶gren syndrome may also cause mononuclear infiltration and immune complex deposition involving extraglandular sites producing several extraglandular manifestations (EGM). The prevalence of EGMs varies greatly depending on the particular manifestation. This article examines the ways that EGMs may present in patients with primary SjÃ¶gren syndrome. The focus is on the more prevalent and significant EGMs including involvement of the nervous system, pulmonary manifestations, vasculitis associated with primary SjÃ¶gren syndrome, and arthropathy.
Klebsiella pneumoniae septic wrist arthritis successfully treated with ertapenem and levofloxacin [Letter]
Cunha, B A; Ienopoli, S; Hage, J E