Sjögren’s Syndrome – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Symptoms of the autoimmune disorder Sjögren’s Syndrome can include dry eyes, dry mouth, and fatigue. Dr. Gabor Illei of the NIH says, because the condition can also affect other parts of the body, it is important to work with multiple physicians, including an eye doctor and dentist.
Illei: Especially if someone has systemic involvement, the rheumatologist should be involved who can manage and coordinate the care.
Narrator: Sjögren’s syndrome is thought to affect one to four million people in the United States. It is the most common autoimmune disease after rheumatoid arthritis. To learn more about Sjögren’s syndrome, visit www.nidcr.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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