New Sjogren's syndrome criteria developed

New classification criteria for the autoimmune disease Sjogren's syndrome has been developed by an international team of researchers, says a professor at the University of California at San Francisco's School of Dentistry and co-lead author.

New classification criteria (published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research) for the autoimmune disease Sjogren's syndrome has been developed by an international team of researchers, says a professor at the University of California at San Francisco's School of Dentistry and co-lead author, Caroline Shiboski, DDS, PhD.

Sjogren's syndrome is a complex condition that affects multiple parts of the body, including the eyes, salivary glands, and joints.

According to a recent article from United Press International, the American College of Rheumatology voted to accept the new classification criteria for Sjogren's syndrome, recognizing "the need for rheumatologists, ophthalmologists, and oral medicine practitioners to collaborate in research studies to diagnose the condition."

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Click here to read about the new classification criteria from the National Institutes of Health.

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