Sjögren Syndrome

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Signs and Symptoms

The symptoms of this disorder can vary from person to person, change over time, may include non-specific symptoms such as chronic fatigue and fever, and may involve other body organs such as the kidneys and the gastrointestinal tract. Because of this, recognizing and diagnosing Sjögren syndrome can sometimes be challenging. Symptoms may include:

  • Decreased sense of taste and smell
  • Dry cough
  • Dry gritty eyes
  • Dry mouth with difficulty swallowing or talking
  • Dry skin and rashes
  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
  • Sore tongue or throat
  • Swollen salivary (parotid) glands
  • Vaginal dryness

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