Extra Glandular Manifestations of Sjögren's Syndrome

Session Type: ACR Clinical Symposia
Tuesday, November 8, 2011: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
W192b (McCormick Place West)
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Session Overview:
Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease that can vary from simply sicca symptoms to serious multisystem disease. The involvement of the nervous system can be the most difficult to diagnosis and treat.

Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • describe the diverse presentations of involvement of the central nervous system in Sjögren's syndrome
  • describe the diagnostic approach to and manifestations of small fiber neuropathy in Sjögren's syndrome
  • discuss the evidence to support the use of B cell therapies in Sjögren's syndrome

Moderators: E. William St Clair, MD, Duke University Medical Center and Mary E. Cronin, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
Talks:
4:30 PM
The Nervous System and Sjögren's Syndrome
Julius Birnbaum, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
5:10 PM
Evidence to Support B Cell Therapy in Sjögren's Syndrome
Xavier Mariette, Université Paris-Sud, Le Kremlin Bicetre, France
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