Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder characterized by xerophtalmia, xerostomia and arthritis. Peripheral nerve involvement occurs in 10% to 32% of patients and has a predilection for women, with a predominantly sensory polyneuropathy. Ischemia due to involvement of the vasa nervorum is believed to be the main cause of the peripheral nerve damage, although an immune-mediated inflammatory response in dorsal root ganglia may play a role. We describe a case of a 43 year-old woman affected by Sjogren's disease and chronic autoimmune thyroiditis. Electromyographic examinations showed myeloradicular involvement associated with signs of myopathy.
|Translated title of the contribution||Sjogren's syndrome with unusual neurological complications|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Rivista di Neurobiologia|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
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