Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 39(4); 1992 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 1992;39(4):348-354.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4046/trd.1992.39.4.348    Published online August 1, 1992.
A case of Sjogren's syndrome with interstitial pneumonitis.
Jun Young Park1, Kyu Rak Yi1, Sang Moo Lee1, Hyeon Tae Kim1, Soo Taek Uh1, Yeontae Chung1, Yong Hun Kim1, Choon Sik Park1, So Young Jin2
1Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Soonchunghyang University, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Anatomical Pathology, College of Medicine, Soonchunghyang University, Seoul, Korea
Abstract
Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) is an immunologic disorder characterized by progressive destruction of the exocrine glands due to infiltration of lymphocyte resulting in mucosal and conjunctival dryness accompanied by a variety of autoimmune phenomena. And SS is divided into primary and secondary by accompanying collagen vascular diseases In Korea, only a few cases of primary SS and primary SS with interstitial pneumonitis have been documented Recently we experinced a suspected case of primary SS with interstitial pneumonitis diagnosed by sublabial and open lung biopsy, Schirmer’s test and slit lamp test.
Key Words: Sjögren’s syndrome, Interstitial pneumonitis


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