Sjögren’s Syndrome

Sjögren's Syndrome occurs when the glands responsible for producing moisture in the eyes, mouth, and other parts of the body are destroyed by autoantibodies. Below are COVID news and research updates that specifically relate to Sjögren's.

Covid-19 Outcomes in Autoimmune Disease Patients

Autoimmune disease is currently considered a risk factor for severe COVID-19. A research article published in Rheumatology last Fall summarized 30-day outcomes of autoimmune disease (AD) patients following hospitalization with COVID-19. AD patients diagnosed and/or hospitalized between January and June 2020 with COVID-19 were included, and their 30 day outcomes were compared to patients with at least one AD hospitalized with influenza from September 2017 through April 2018.

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