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Better Treatment Recommendations Needed for Children

Current studies investigating treatment strategies for children with Sjögren’s syndrome have poor quality evidence for the development of clinical recommendations, a recent study has found. As such, these children are still prescribed medication based on their doctors’ opinions, not on evidence-based treatment recommendations. “Future research is required to guide…

Rituximab Safe, Effective in Case of Sjogren’s-related ILD

Rituximab safely and effectively treated sudden interstitial lung disease (ILD) in a 49-year-old man with undiagnosed primary Sjögren’s syndrome, a case study shows. This case adds to a growing number of reports and case series showing that rituximab lessens lung involvement in Sjögren’s patients, further supporting the usefulness…

Supporters Poised to Mark World Sjögren’s Day on July 23

From sharing inspirational stories to educating others, supporters are poised to mark World Sjögren’s Day, observed annually on July 23 to raise awareness about the disease. Awareness and education are crucial to increasing the recognition, diagnosis, understanding, and management of Sjögren’s syndrome, a chronic autoimmune disorder that predominantly affects…

Lymphocytes in Lip Salivary Glands May Predict Lymphoma

The number of lymphocytes — a type of immune blood cell — in the salivary glands of the lip could help identify patients with Sjögren’s syndrome who are at increased risk for developing lymphoma, a new study has found. The study, “A biomarker for lymphoma development in Sjogren’s…

Immune T-Cells May Be Useful Indicator of Disease Activity

A subset of immune cells, called CD4+CD8+ T-cells, is increased in the blood of patients with Sjögren’s syndrome, and their levels seem to correlate with lower disease activity, according to a small study. The findings suggest doctors could make use of those cells to track or even control how…