Primary Sjögren's syndrome presenting as autonomic neuropathy. Case report

Neth J Med. 1998 Nov;53(5):196-200. doi: 10.1016/s0300-2977(98)00080-1.


Abnormalities of the autonomic nervous system have been described in several connective tissue diseases, but the relation with primary Sjögren's syndrome is unclear. This report describes a patient with primary Sjögren's syndrome who presented with severe autonomic failure. The present knowledge on dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system in primary Sjögren's syndrome and other connective tissue diseases is shortly reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Autonomic Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Autonomic Nervous System Diseases / etiology
  • Disease Progression
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Sjogren's Syndrome / complications
  • Sjogren's Syndrome / diagnosis*