Ear, Nose, and Throat Manifestations of Sjögren’s Syndrome
Sjögren’s syndrome (SjS) is an autoimmune disease that primarily affects the secretory function of lacrimal and salivary glands . Dry mouth (xerostomia) is the most common presenting complaint , but SjS can affect multiple organs including the kidneys, lungs, liver, blood vessels, and lymph nodes, resulting in a myriad of clinical manifestations . This chapter provides an overview of the key manifestations of SjS associated with the ear, nose, and throat region. We review the otologic, sinus and nasal, laryngopharyngeal, and tracheal manifestations of this disease.
KeywordsHearing Loss Sensorineural Hearing Loss Vocal Fold Laryngeal Lesion Vocal Nodule
The authors would like to acknowledge the Louisiana State University (LSU) Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA for its support. In particularly, we wish to thank Virginia Plauche (LSU School of Medicine) and Neelima Tammareddi (PGY-2 Otolaryngology Resident), Esther Phelps and Dane Blanchard (academic staff) with LSU Department of Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery.
The authors would like to thank Eugene New for his help with the illustrations contained in this chapter (email@example.com).
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