Case Studies | Medical Science | Guinea | Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019
Sjogren Syndrome: Description of 4 Cases Guinean
Conde Kaba, Garba Mahaman Salissou, Niasse Moustapha
Sjogren syndrome is an auto-immune inflammatory epithelitis with female predominance, characterised by dry mouth and eyes, worsened quality of life and rarely by systemic complications. We report 4 cases presented in Ignace Den University Hospital. The diagnosis was reached by clinical and laboratory findings, according to 2002 American-European consensus criteria and ACR 2012 classification criteria. Cases of 3 women and 1 man with a mean age of 41 years were collected. They all suffered from oral and eye dryness and the most common extra glandular manifestations was articular involvement. Anti-SSA and anti-SSB were positive in all patients. Minor salivary gland biopsy was performed in 2 patients. Treatment included steroids, Plaquenil and Methotrexate. In conclusion Sjgren syndrome, although rare in Africa, may represent a real therapeutic challenge.
Keywords: Sjogren syndrome, antiSSA and SSB, Gunea
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019
Pages: 1135 - 1137
How to Cite this Article?
Conde Kaba, Garba Mahaman Salissou, Niasse Moustapha, "Sjogren Syndrome: Description of 4 Cases Guinean", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=ART20197142, Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019, 1135 - 1137
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