Differential diagnoses of Sjøgren`s syndrome 4/5 (6)

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A doctor who has experience with Sjøgren's syndrome will usually make the correct diagnosis without uncertainty. However, in special cases, the diagnosis may be difficult. The proposals for differential diagnoses (similar conditions) below can then be considered.

Overlapping symptoms with Sjøgren's syndrome

Other connective tissue disorders

Paraneoplastic syndrome (in cancer)

Dry and painful eyes

Dry mouth

Swollen parotid glands and dryness

Bacterial infection in salivary gland

  • Most often after obstruction in exit duct
  • Unilateral (one page)
  • Pain
  • Fever
  • Pain in the gland
  • Tbc
  • Actinomycosis

Virus Infections

Tumors (cancer)

  • Adenoma
  • carcinoma
  • Lymphoma
  • Mixed types

Benign tumor (benign tumor):

IgG4 disease


  • Against cancer in the head / throat areas


Eating Disorders / Anorexia

  • Malnutrition
  • May cause significant swelling of salivary glands



Diabetes mellitus (diabetes)

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