Sjogren's syndrome, one of the most common autoimmune diseases, is characterized by cell-mediated lymphocytic infiltration of the exocrine glands, particularly the salivary and lacrimal glands. It receives little attention in the literature, and frequently goes unrecognized until progressive changes are apparent. This article aids nurse practitioners in diagnosing the disorder in its earliest stages and in initiating proper treatment.
DeNisco, S. & Ferro, L. (2004). Sjögren’s syndrome: Recognizing and treating an autoimmune disease. American Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 8(5), 9–21.
American Journal for Nurse Practitioners