Sjögren’s Syndrome pp 269-283
Otolaryngologic Manifestations of Sjögren’s Syndrome
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Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) is an insidious progressive autoimmune disease characterized by exocrinopathy and a predilection for women. It affects many organ systems; however, head and neck manifestations predominate and are frequently the initial presenting complaints. A high index of suspicion should be maintained to permit early diagnosis and minimize long-term complications of the disease. This chapter aims to review the otolaryngologic manifestations of Sjögren’s syndrome, current diagnostic tools, and treatment.