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Revista de Cirurgia e Traumatologia Buco-maxilo-facial

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SANTOS, Lucas Alexandre de Morais et al. PrimarySjögren'ssyndrome: a reported case. Rev. cir. traumatol. buco-maxilo-fac. [online]. 2013, vol.13, n.2, pp. 63-68. ISSN 1808-5210.

Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a primary chronic autoimmune disorder of exocrine tissue with significant functional impairment of the salivary and lacrimal glands. This polyglandular disease is often associated with extraglandular systemic manifestations such as dryeyes and mouth providing physiological sites. The understanding of the pathophysiologyand progression of primary SS favor the correct diagnosis and appropriate therapy. This article aim to describe the main clinical signs and symptoms of primary SS, the criteria for correct diagnosis and a case report of classic disease.

Palavras-chave : Sjogren's syndrome; xerostomia; xerophthalmia.

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