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New Immunosuppressive Agents for the Treatment of Sjögren’s Syndrome

  • Steven Carsons
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Abstract

Despite the significant success in many immune-mediated disorders of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) such as methotrexate and azathioprine, the demonstration of DMARD efficacy for the control of sicca and extraglandular symptoms of Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) has been elusive. This chapter will discuss potential applications of newer DMARDs for the management of primary SS (pSS) (Table 39.1).

Keywords

Interstitial Lung Disease P2Y2 Receptor Salivary Flow Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Oral Dryness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven Carsons
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and ImmunologyWinthrop-University HospitalMineolaUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineStony Brook University School of MedicineStony BrookUSA

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