journal of sjogren’s syndrome

Sjogren’s Syndrome with Polyserositis, Gastrointestinal Findings and Ascending Aortic Aneurysm

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Sjogren’s syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune disorder and can cause many organic changes. Although disease pathogenesis has not yet been fully elucidated, substantial data has been demonstrated for diagnosis. Over the past 15 years, two sets of criteria have been published.

Bilateral pleural effusion and enlargement of aortic root.
Bilateral pleural effusion and enlargement of aortic root.

New 2016 ACR/EULAR classification criteria for primary Sjogren’s syndrome (SS) have been developed and endorsed by the ACR. Pulmonary involvement in SS include xerotrachea, bronchial sicca, obstructive small airway disease, interstitial lung diseases, lymphproliferative lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, pleurites, pleural effusion, and thickened pleura. Cardiac involvement includes pericarditis, pericardial effusion, and atrioventricular conduction block.  Read More>>>>>>>>