Primary Sjögren’s syndrome
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Primary Sjögren’s syndrome

Sally Sawyer Lupus Nurse Specialist, Southampton Lupus Clinic, Department of Rheumatology, Southampton General Hospital, Hampshire

This article aims to raise awareness of the chronic autoimmune rheumatological disorder Sjögren’s syndrome. It describes the main symptoms, diagnosis and management of patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome. It is applicable to nurses working in primary and secondary care settings and offers advice on how they can support such patients with protective and preventive measures.

Correspondence sally.sawyer@suht.swest.nhs.uk

Nursing Standard. 18, 23,33-36. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.02.18.23.33.c3550

Published in print: 18 February 2004

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review