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.
Nursing Standard. 18, 23,33-36. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.02.18.23.33.c3550
Published in print: 18 February 2004Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review