Sjögren’s Syndrome – 5
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. In an autoimmune disease, one's own immune system that is there to protect from viruses, bacteria and cancers turns against our own body.
Illei: This is what is happening in Sjögren's.
Narrator: Dr. Gabor Illei, the head of the Sjögren’s Syndrome Clinic at the NIH, explains in Sjögren’s syndrome the glands that produce saliva and tears are attacked, causing dry eye and dry mouth. But,
Illei: There are many causes for both dry eye and dry mouth and Sjögren's is only one of them.
Narrator: To learn more about the signs and symptoms of Sjögren’s syndrome, as well as treatments, 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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