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Primary Juvenile Sjögren’s Syndrome in a 3-Year-Old Pediatric Female Patient: Diagnostic Role of Salivary Gland Ultrasonography: Case Report

Authors Aburiziza AJ

Received 9 February 2020

Accepted for publication 13 May 2020

Published 29 May 2020 Volume 2020:12 Pages 73—78

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OARRR.S248977

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Chuan-Ju Liu


Abdullah Jameel Aburiziza

Pediatric Department, Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence: Abdullah Jameel Aburiziza
Pediatric Department, Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Tel +966 530530940
Email aburiziza@gmail.com

Abstract: Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease affecting mainly the salivary and lacrimal glands characterized by lymphocytic infiltration which results in gland destruction and impairment of functions. SS rarely affects pediatric patients, and there are no clear diagnostic criteria as there are with adult SS. The present case reports an atypical case of SS in a 3-year-old female who was closely followed up with for 5 years. The important role of salivary gland ultrasonography (SGUS) in early diagnosis, the change in clinical picture, as well as fluctuation of serology, are noticed.

Keywords: primary juvenile Sjogren’s syndrome, seronegative, salivary gland ultrasonography, autoimmune, anti-Ro


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