|IS THERE A CONNECTION AIDS , Sjogren's Syndrome and Connective Tissue Disorders
Mar 22, 2012
I WAS RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH SLE MIXED CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISEASE DISORDER IS THERE A CONNECTION AIDS , Sjogren's Syndrome and Connective Tissue Disorders
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
There is an association between HIV and inflammation of the salivary glands- this can symptomatically resemble Sjogren's syndrome. It's important to point out that there are a number of different illnesses of the salivary glands, so a diagnostic evaluation is important to discriminate between different entities.
Hope that helps, BY
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