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Volume 29, Issue 4, December 2018

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Mediterr J Rheumatol 2018;29(4):193-8
Update on Sjögren’s Syndrome 2018
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Department of Pathophysiology, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Abstract

Primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS) is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease with a diverse clinical picture, extending from exocrine involvement to extraglandular manifestations. Although pSS remains a disease of unknown etiology, an interaction between genetic susceptibility and environmental triggers is thought to play a key role in disease initiation and progress. Despite the extensive research during the past years, the pathogenetic mechanisms are still elusive and effective therapeutic intervention is still missing. This review aims to provide an overview of the recent literature on the pathogenesis, clinical features and new therapeutic aspects of pSS.