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Sjogren syndrome

Sjogren syndrome is an auto-immune condition (which means that your immune system attacks your own healthy tissue). This condition can affect many parts of your body including your joints, although it most commonly affects your eyes and salivary glands causing dry eyes and dry mouth. There's no cure for Sjogren’s syndrome but there are medications that can help to relieve your symptoms.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by rheumatologist, Department of Rheumatology, Immunology & Allergy, Canterbury DHB. Last reviewed December 2017.

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