Xerostomia, xerophthalmia, and plasmacytic infiltrates of the salivary glands (Sjögren's-like syndrome) in a cat

Sherman O. Canapp, Leah A. Cohn, David J Maggs, Margaret A. Miller, Marie E. Kerl, Dennis P. O'Brien

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Abstract

In humans, a condition characterized by xerophthalmia and xerostomia that results from lymphocyte-mediated destruction of exocrine glands is termed Sjögren's syndrome (SS). The syndrome may be a primary autoimmune disease or part of another immunologically mediated connective-tissue disorder. ▶ Sjögren's syndrome may be diagnosed on the basis of a combination of xerophthalmia, xerostomia, and lymphocytic infiltration of salivary glands. ▶ Treatment for SS is aimed at alleviating clinical signs. Pharmacologic immunosuppression does not alleviate xerophthalmia or xerostomia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-65
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume218
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

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  • veterinary(all)

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