Sjogren's Syndrome

ISBN : 9780198736950

Wan-Fai Ng
144 Pages
129 x 196 mm
Pub date
Jun 2016
Oxford Rheumatology Library
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Primary Sjogren's syndrome is a rheumatic disease affecting around 0.1-0.2% of the adult female population and can result in significant disability without adequate therapy. Diagnosis is often delayed and suggested therapies may not be optimal, and a multidisciplinary approach that includes rheumatologists, ophthalmologists, oral medicine physicians, and others is important to patient management. This volume summarises current understanding of the pathogenesis of the disease, including advances in the genetics of Sjogren's syndrome. Chapters cover disease mechanisms, clinical diagnosis and assessment, secondary Sjogren's syndrome, the role of laboratory investigations, and imaging. A therapy-based section covers topical oral and ocular therapies, and the role of steroids and biologics are also addressed. Sjogren's Syndrome is a practical concise pocketbook featuring key points and illustrations showing important mechanisms of disease and pathways of care. The book will be of interest to trainees in rheumatology, ophthalmology, and oral medicine/surgery; specialist practitioners and therapists involved in the care of patients with Sjogren's syndrome; and primary care physicians, dentists, and other specialists such as ENT physicians.


1 Simon Bowman: Epidemiology, genetics, and disease burden
2 Wan-Fai Ng, Rebecca Batten, and Imna Rahiman: Diagnosis and clinical assessment
3 Arjan Vissink, Frederik KL Spijkervet, and Hendrika Bootsma: Oral features
4 Saaeha Rauz: Ocular features
5 Roald Omdal and Katrine Norheim: Fatigue, pain, and quality of life
6 Elizabeth Price: Systemic features (extra-glandular) features
7 RaphaAOl eeror and Divi Cornec: Evidence-based evaluation and therapies
8 Francesca Barone and Serena Colafrancesco: Lymphoma: Pathogenesis, prediction, and therapy
9 Benjamin Fisher: Case Studies

About the author: 

Wan-Fai Ng is a Professor of Rheumatology at Newcastle University and an Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He is also the co-director of Arthritis Research UK Newcastle Biomedicine Experimental Arthritis Treatment Centre.

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