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New Sjogren's Guidelines Outline 19 Treatment Recommendations

The first-ever treatment guidelines for Sjogren's syndrome have been issued. They include the use of rituximab for oral dryness, but a new U.K. study disputes this use for rituximab. (©WerayuthTes/Shutterstock.com)

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The first-ever treatment guidelines for systemic Sjogren’s syndrome have been issued highlighting the need to alleviate symptoms, improve quality of life and prevent further damage.

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