A 66-year-old woman with Sjogren syndrome presented with a 10-year history of intermittent bilateral preauricular swelling and pain, dry eyes, and dry mouth.
A workup that had been performed 4 years earlier identified the patient as positive for antinuclear antibodies and anti-SSA and anti-SSB antibodies; the results of a lip biopsy were consistent with the diagnosis of Sjogren syndrome.
Sjogren syndrome was diagnosed according to the classification criteria proposed by the European Study Group on Diagnostic Criteria for Sjogren syndrome (13).
not Sjogren syndrome and/or any form of lupus, mixed connective tissue disease, dermatomyositis, scleroderma, or rheumatoid arthritis).
Ketan Kulkarni's paper, "An Unusual Presentation of Sjogren Syndrome," is notable as it presents a patient with the atypical presentation of the disorder as bilateral tender submandibular gland enlargement.
2002 European-American Consensus Group Diagnostic Criteria for Sjogren syndrome (2) Must have four of the following, including at least one of number 4 or number 6: 1.
Key Words: Sjogren syndrome, submandibular gland, autoantibodies, excisional biopsy
Sjogren syndrome is a chronic autoimmune condition characterized by exocrine gland dysfunction that presents with a variety of clinical symptoms, including keratoconjunctivitis sicca, xerostomia, and salivary gland swelling typically involving the parotid gland.
Key Words: distal renal tubular acidosis, hypokalemia, paralysis, Sjogren syndrome
Sjogren syndrome (SS) is a systemic autoimmune disorder characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the exocrine glands.