Sjogren’s syndrome presenting as ischemic stroke

Maura Bragoni, V. Di Piero, R. Priori, G. Valesini, G. L. Lenzi

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Background We describe a young woman who presented with minor stroke as a first clinical symptom of Sjogren’s syndrome (SS) in the absence of well-known risk factors for cerebrovascular disease. Case Description The medical history included recurrent miscarriages and sun rashes, which directed the diagnosis toward inununologic disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus and an tiphospholipid antibody syndrome, which are often associated with stroke. Only complete laboratory testing, including SSB antibody studies, and ophthalmologic and salivary gland evaluation revealed the correct diagnosis. Conclusions Sjögren’s syndrome should be considered among the causes of stroke, especially in a young female patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2276-2279
Number of pages4
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1994


  • Cerebrovascular disorders
  • Risk factors
  • Sjflgren’s syndrome
  • Young adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing
  • Neuroscience(all)


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