What factors contribute to the underdiagnosis or misdiagnosis of Sjögren syndrome?

Updated: Mar 05, 2021
  • Author: Sriya K Ranatunga, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Sjögren syndrome is associated with a wide variety of other disorders, which may contribute to underdiagnosis or misdiagnosis. A careful review of systems is needed to detect problems such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), scleroderma, polymyositis, chronic active hepatitis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, primary biliary cirrhosis, [60] and autoimmune thyroid disease. [61]


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