Sjogren’s syndrome (pronounced Show-grin’s) syndrome is an autoimmune disease and characterised by the abnormal production of extra antibodies in the bodies blood. Sjogren’s syndrome with gland inflammation (resulting dry eyes and mouth, etc.) that is not associated with another connective tissue disease is referred to as primary Sjogren’s syndrome.
While the exact cause of Sjogren’s syndrome is not known, there is growing scientific support for genetic (inherited) factors. The illness is sometimes found in other family members. It is also found more commonly in families that have members with other autoimmune illnesses, such as systemic lupus erythematosus, autoimmune thyroid disease, juvenile diabetes, etc. 90% of patients with Sjogren’s syndrome are female.Sites listed here offer official information and advice plus treatment, causes and diagnosis details, please click on the title of the website of your choice from the list below for more details and individual contacts. If you have found these Sjogren’s syndrome resources useful please pass the page details on to others that might also benefit.
Offers information, advice, research details and support to anybody living With Sjögren’s syndrome. Includes researchers resources and newsletters as well as membership.
Site providing details of the causes and symptoms of Sjögren’s and offers a number of articles of interest. Also includes details of clinical trails with downloads and publications.
Details of sjogren’s syndrome with official information from the NHS including diagnosis, causes and symptoms. Offers examples of living with Sjögren’s syndrome.