Understanding Sjogren's syndrome through the neurologist's eye



Sjögren’s syndrome, Autoimmune disorder, Stroke


Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by mononuclear cell infiltration and destruction of the lacrimal and salivary glands, which causes dryness of the eyes and mouth. It has a wide clinical spectrum. It can manifest as focal lesions, including focal or motor deficits, stroke, or cerebellar syndromes. Central nervous system involvement should be kept in mind in patients with SS, as it may have serious consequences. Herein, we report a 60-year-old female patient who was misdiagnosed with cerebrovascular disease in the emergency department.


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Altun Y, Bulut H, Arık A. Understanding Sjogren’s syndrome through the neurologist’s eye. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2021 May 1 [cited 2023 Sep. 24];5(5):556-9. Available from: https://jsurgmed.com/article/view/760513