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Sjögren's Syndrome

  1. Roland Jonsson1,
  2. Johan G Brun2

Published Online: 15 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0002149.pub2

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Jonsson, R. and Brun, J. G. 2010. Sjögren's Syndrome. eLS. .

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  1. 1

    University of Bergen, Broegelmann Research Laboratory, The Gade Institute, Bergen, Norway

  2. 2

    Haukeland University Hospital, Department of Rheumatology, Bergen, Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 FEB 2010
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Figure 1. Proposed aetiopathogenic events before diagnosis of Sjögren's syndrome.

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Figure 2. American-European Concensus Group Criteria. For details see Vitali et al. 2002.

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Figure 3. Microscopical view of the chronic inflammation in minor salivary glands obtained from the inside of the lower lip of a patient with Sjögren's syndrome. (a) Multiple focal infiltrates. (b) High-power view of organized lymphoid tissue (ectopic germinal centres).

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Figure 4. Microscopical view of local production of antigen-specific autoantibodies in minor salivary glands in Sjögren's syndrome. For further details see Tengnér et al. 1998.

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Figure 5. Schematic representation of current views of the aetiopathogenesis of Sjögren's syndrome. Adapted from Price and Venables 1995, with permission from Elsevier.