Sjögren's syndrome

[ shœgrĕnz ]

n.

A syndrome occurring in menopausal women, characterized by keratoconjunctivitis sicca, dryness of mucous membranes, telangiectasias or purpuric spots on the face, and bilateral parotid enlargement; it is often associated with rheumatoid arthritis, Raynaud's phenomenon, and dental caries.sicca syndrome

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