Pulmonary manifestations of primary Sjögren's syndrome

Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2008 Nov;34(4):907-20, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.rdc.2008.08.012.


Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a systemic disease with a predilection for the exocrine glands. It also is considered to be an autoimmune epitheliitis, and, as the respiratory system is lined throughout with epithelial cells, it should not be surprising that patients who have SS may develop pulmonary disease. This article describes these manifestations.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Lung / pathology
  • Lung / physiopathology
  • Lung Diseases / diagnosis
  • Lung Diseases / etiology*
  • Lung Diseases / physiopathology
  • Respiratory Function Tests
  • Sjogren's Syndrome / complications*
  • Sjogren's Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome / physiopathology