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Sjogren Syndrome


Synonyms of Sjogren Syndrome
  • Dacryosialoadenopathia atrophicans
  • Gougerot-Houwer-Sjogren
  • Gougerot-Sjogren
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca-xerostomia
  • Secreto-inhibitor-xerodermostenosis
  • Sicca Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Sjogren syndrome is an autoimmune disorder characterized by degeneration of the mucus-secreting glands, particularly the tear ducts of the eyes (lacrimal) and saliva glands of the mouth. Autoimmune disorders are caused when the body's natural defenses (antibodies, lymphocytes, etc.) against invading organisms suddenly begin to attack healthy tissue. Sjogren syndrome is also associated with inflammatory disorders such as arthritis or lupus.

    Organizations related to Sjogren Syndrome
    • American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
      22100 Gratiot Avenue
      Eastpointe MI 48021
      Phone #: 586-776-3900
      800 #: 800-598-4668
      e-mail: aarda@aarda.org
      Home page: http://www.aarda.org/
    • Arthritis Foundation
      1330 West Peachtree Street
      Atlanta GA 30309
      Phone #: 404-872-7100
      800 #: 800-568-4045
      e-mail: help@arthritis.org
      Home page: http://www.arthritis.org
    • AutoImmunity Community
      None
      None None None
      Phone #: (91-9) -552-9057
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: bandrews@autoimmunitycommunity.org
      Home page: http://autoimmunitycommunity.org
    • Autoimmune Information Network, Inc
      PO Box 4121
      Brick NJ 08723
      Phone #: 732-664-9259
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: autoimmunehelp@aol.com
      Home page: http://www.aininc.org
    • CNS Vasculitis Foundation
      9930 Morningfield
      San Antonio TX 78250-3743
      Phone #: 210-523-8234
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: pamela@cnsvf.org
      Home page: http://www.cnsvf.org
    • Cogan's Contact Network
      PO Box 145
      Freehold NJ 07728
      Phone #: 574-258-0804
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: uscogans@juno.com
      Home page: http://www.coganssyndrome.info/
    • European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID)
      c/o Dr. Esther de Vries
      Hertogenbosch None 5200 ME's
      Phone #: +31- 73--6992965
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@esid.org
      Home page: http://www.esid.org
    • International Painful Bladder Foundation
      Burgemeester Le F?vre de Montignylaan 73
      Rotterdam None None
      Phone #: +31--10- 4613330
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@painful-bladder.org
      Home page: http://www.painful-bladder.org
    • International Scleroderma Network
      7455 France Ave So #266
      Edina MN 55435
      Phone #: 952-831-3091
      800 #: 800-564-7099
      e-mail: site-inquiries@sclero.org
      Home page: http://www.sclero.org
    • Jack Miller Center for Peripheral Neuropathy
      University of Chicago
      Chicago IL 60637
      Phone #: 773-702-5800
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: information-millercenter@neurology.bsd.uchicago.edu
      Home page: http://millercenter.uchicago.edu
    • Lupus Society of Alberta
      Suite 200, 1301 - 8 St. SW
      Calgary, AB None T2R 1B7
      Phone #: 403--22-8-7956
      800 #: 888--24-2-9182
      e-mail: lupuslsa@shaw.ca
      Home page: www.lupus.ab.ca
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      1 AMS Circle
      Bethesda MD 20892-3675
      Phone #: 301-495-4484
      800 #: 877-226-4267
      e-mail: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info
    • NIH/National Eye Institute
      Building 31 Rm 6A32
      Bethesda MD 20892-2510
      Phone #: 301-496-5248
      800 #: --
      e-mail: 2020@nei.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.nei.nih.gov/
    • NIH/National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse
      1 NOHIC Way
      Bethesda MD 20892-3500
      Phone #: 301-402-7364
      800 #: --
      e-mail: nohic@nidcr.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.nohic.nidcr.nih.gov
    • Sjogren's Syndrome Association, Inc. / Association du Syndrome de Sjogren Inc.
      1650 de Maisonneuve West
      Quebec None H3H 2P3
      Phone #: 514-934-3666
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A
    • Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation, Inc.
      8120 Woodmont Ave
      Bethesda MD 20814
      Phone #: 301-718-0300
      800 #: 800-475-6473
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.sjogrens.org
    • Swedish Sjogren's Syndrome Association
      Box 359
      Malmo Intl 20123
      Phone #: +46- 40- 97 79 55
      800 #: --
      e-mail: inger@sjogrensyndrom.se
      Home page: http://www.sjogrensyndrom.se



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