What are the pulmonary symptoms of Sjögren syndrome?

Updated: Mar 05, 2021
  • Author: Sriya K Ranatunga, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Patients with Sjögren syndrome can develop dryness of the tracheobronchial mucosa (xerotrachea), which can manifest as a dry cough. [37] Less often, patients develop dyspnea from an interstitial lung disease that is typically mild. [37, 38] Patients may develop recurrent bronchitis or even pneumonitis (infectious or noninfectious).


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