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Treatment of sjogren's syndrome

Treatment of sjogren's syndrome

Treatment of sjogren's syndrome

Treatment of sjogren's syndrome

Artificial tears such as hypomellose should be used during the day in combination with a viscous lubricating ointment at night. Soft contact lenses can be useful for corneal protection in patients with filamentary keratitis. Artificial saliva and oral gels can be tried for dry mouth. Stimulation of saliva flow by sugarfree chewing gum or lozenges may be helpful. Adequate oral hygiene and prompt treatment of oral candidiasis are essential.

Extraglandular manifestations may respond to corticosteroids and if so, other immunosuppressive drugs.

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