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According to the symptoms looks like patient has whats called Sjogrenssyndrome. This is when the salivary and tear glands are affected, dry eyes anddry mouth. Depending on symptoms medications such as Restasis or Xiidra todecrease eye inflammation if you have moderate to severe dry eye.Pilocarpine can be used to increase production of saliva, sometimes sideeffects are sweating, abdominal pain, flushing and increased urination. Thenthere is the treatment of system wide symptoms with hydroxychloroquine isoften helpful. For some surgery is a option a minor procedure to seal the tearducts than drain tears from the eye, collagen or silicone plug are inserted intothe ducts.While serious but not fatal if diagnosed and treated early. There is a low riskof lymphoma.The most common complications are dental cavities, yeast infections and
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Term
Fall
Professor
Sharon Marusiak
Tags
Dental caries, eye inflammation, Sj gren s syndrome, Keratoconjunctivitis sicca, Jody K Hargrove

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