Medical Dictionary: Keratoconjunctivitis sicca


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Keratoconjunctivitis sicca: Another name for Sjogren's Syndrome.
Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (condition): Autoimmune disease damaging the eye tear ducts and other glands.

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca: Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which immune cells attack and destroy the glands that produce tears and saliva. Sjogren's syndrome is also associated with rheumatic disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Sjogren's Syndrome Information Page: NINDS

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