Sjögren’s Syndrome - 249-072-17

Sjögren’s Syndrome

A Systemic Disorder of Exocrine Glands

by Andrea Weeks, PharmD
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This course is credentialed for:
Laboratory (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $10.00
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Sjögren’s syndrome is a systemic chronic inflammatory disorder that usually affects exocrine organs. The majority of individuals with primary Sjögren’s syndrome present with sicca symptoms that include dry eyes, dry mouth and parotid gland enlargement. Treatment of Sjögren’s syndrome is symptomatic and patient satisfaction remains poor. A small but significant portion of patients with gland enlargement will develop lymphoma; early diagnosis and detection is key. The prognosis for patients with Sjögren’s syndrome depends on the number of organ systems involved.


The goal of this program is to inform pharmacists, dietitians, health educators, laboratory professionals and physicians about Sjögren’s syndrome. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Briefly describe the pathophysiology of Sjögren’s syndrome
  • Identify organ systems that may be affected and signs and symptoms that will manifest as a result
  • Describe treatment strategies for symptomatic relief of Sjögren’s syndrome
Level of Instruction: Basic

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including pharmacists, dietitians, health educators, laboratory professionals and physicians.
Laboratory professionals: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program (provider #249).
249-072-17 "Sjögren Syndrome: A Systemic Disorder of Exocrine Glands" is approved 1/16/2017 to 1/31/2019.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 8/6/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/13/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/31/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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this article is very informative
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Ireene J - Union City, CA  ·  May 12, 2018
very good, very easy, uncomplicated,. eaay mto understsnd
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MARICRIS C - WILLISTON, ND  ·  Apr 22, 2018
Topic is informative and interesting.
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JESSICA M - Zirconia, NC  ·  Apr 15, 2018
not geared toward lab
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Claudia G - Cape Coral, FL  ·  Apr 02, 2018
Very interesting update course to read and understand better
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