Complications of Sjogren’s Syndrome

Complications of Sjogren’s syndrome can lead to serious involvement of other organs. Don’t wait, get help early from TheraLife. Secondary Sjogren’s syndrome is more likely than primary Sjogren’s syndrome to lead to serious complications. Complications of either type of Sjogren’s syndrome include:

  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Bronchitis, pneumonia, and other lung diseases
  • Corneal ulcers and eye infections
  • Dental cavities, mouth sores, and thrush
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon
  • Reflux esophagitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Vasculitis

Lymphoma in Sjogren’s Syndrome

People with Sjogren’s syndrome has a higher rate of non-Hodgkin lymphoma compared to both patients with other autoimmune diseases and healthy people. About 5% of patients with Sjogren’s syndrome will develop some form of lymphoid malignancy. Patients with severe cases are much more likely to develop lymphomas than patients with mild or moderate cases. The most common lymphomas are salivary B cell lymphomas and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

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