Multiple cranial nerve palsies as a presenting symptom in primary Sjögren's syndrome

J Med Assoc Thai. 1989 May;72(5):291-4.


A 28-year-old woman who presented with multiple cranial nerve palsies was eventually proven, pathologically, to be a case of primary Sjögren's syndrome. The presence of this syndrome was not initially suspected until the onset of its neurological manifestation. The paucity of sicca syndrome can cause a delay and/or over looking in such a diagnosis. Therapeutic response to corticosteroids was rather impressive in this particular case.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cranial Nerve Diseases / diagnosis
  • Cranial Nerve Diseases / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Paralysis / diagnosis
  • Paralysis / etiology*
  • Sjogren's Syndrome / complications*
  • Sjogren's Syndrome / diagnosis