Parkinsonism associated with Sjögren's syndrome: three cases and a review of the literature

Mov Disord. 1999 Mar;14(2):262-8. doi: 10.1002/1531-8257(199903)14:2<262::aid-mds1011>;2-6.


Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a common multisystem autoimmune disorder. As with other autoimmune disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), SS has been associated with a wide range of neurologic abnormalities. Parkinsonism has been reported previously in five SS patients. We present three additional cases of SS with parkinsonism.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Brain / metabolism
  • Brain / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Parkinson Disease, Secondary / etiology*
  • Parkinson Disease, Secondary / metabolism
  • Parkinson Disease, Secondary / pathology
  • Sjogren's Syndrome / complications*
  • Sjogren's Syndrome / metabolism
  • Sjogren's Syndrome / pathology