Sjogren's syndrome

Sjogren syndrome (synonym: Sjogren - Guiero syndrome; Baptist - Sjogren syndrome, syndroma Sjogren-Gougerot) - dystrophy secretory-glandular system, characterized by dryness of mucous membranes of the mouth, eyes, nose and develops as a result of sharp reduction (up to and including termination) salivary secretions, tearful and other exocrine glands ("dry syndrome").
The etiology is unclear. According to some authors, Sjogren syndrome is a system glandular dystrophy adults (especially women) neurotrophic character. Marked the emergence of Sjogren syndrome result from vitamin A. Clinically observed difficulty swallowing, a violation of the digestive tract, nausea, ahilia, constipation, thirst, polyarthritis. It is often stated hair loss, loose and tooth loss, dry skin, caused by the reduction or termination of secretory activity of sebaceous and sweat glands. Develop increased sensitivity of the skin to ultraviolet radiation, resulting in may arise photo. Skin lesions are combined with nail dystrophy and kraurosis genitals.
A variant of Sjogren syndrome, apparently, should be considered syndrome Plummer - Vinson, occurring in women usually in postmenopausal women. However, when events heylita, keratoconjunctivitis, dryness of mucous membranes and skin, as well as subjective feelings expressed less, than at Sjogren syndrome. In addition, Plummer - Vinson syndrome hypochromic anemia.
Of pathogenetic factors noted a lack of b vitamins (in particular, B2).
Treatment: inside vitamins a, C, B2, 1% solution pilokarpina 6-8 drops 2-3 times a day. Locally - ointment with corticosteroids, fish oil.