Sjögren’s Syndrome – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Sjögren’s syndrome is a complex autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks saliva- and tear-producing cells. Dr. Gabor Illei at the NIH’s Sjögren’s Syndrome Clinic says the cause of Sjögren’s syndrome is being studied.
Illei: We do clinical studies. Some of them are just observational so we follow the disease over time. Some are interventional; for example, trying out a new treatment or addressing a specific problem of Sjögren’s syndrome.
Narrator: If you have Sjögren’s syndrome, and are interested in participating in a clinical trial, or would like more information on the disorder and current research, 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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