Recurrent Submandibular Gland Swelling as a First Manifestation in a Child With Primary Sjögren Syndrome

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Abstract

We reported 1 case of primary Sjögren syndrome in a child. The patient complained recurrent submandibular inflammation for more than 2 years without apparent sicca presentations, and Schirmer test resulted negative. However, ultrasound showed hypoechoic areas in the gland, laboratory tests reported the positivity of Sjögren’s syndrome A antigen and Sjögren’s syndrome B antigen, and biopsy presented periductal lymphocytic infiltration. Therefore, a diagnosis of primary Sjögren syndrome was conducted. Treatment of it required a multidisciplinary team.

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