Sjören disease is a chronic, systemic autoimmune disease primarily affecting the salivary glands in the oral cavity and the lacrimal glands in the eyes. It occurs more often in women (86%) than in men with peak incidence occurring around age 50 years. Diagnosis can be challenging, as symptoms of dry eye/mouth and fatigue can be associated with other more common conditions as well as from medications. Treatment is primarily supportive/palliative, as there is no cure.
Dates and Times
Start: 10/27/2021 12:00 PM
End: 10/27/2021 1:00 PM
1. Participants will be able to understand the etiology and manifestation of Sjögren disease.
2. Discuss the diagnosis criteria adopted by the American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism.
3. Review current treatment and management options.
The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.