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5 Facts you should know about

Sjögren’s syndrome

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Autoimmune disease

that affects the body's moisture-producing glands.

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The hallmark symptom of Sjögren syndrome is

dry mouth and keratoconjunctivitis sicca.

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Other symptoms can include

dry skin, vaginal dryness, a chronic cough, numbness in the arms and legs, feeling tired, muscle and joint pains, and thyroid problems.

4

Vaginal dryness, dry skin, and dry nose may also occur.

5

Those affected are also at an increased risk (15%) of lymphoma.

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