Sjögren's syndrome affects over one million people
throughout the United States and is diagnosed in women and men of all races.
Rarely occurring in children, Sjögren's syndrome is most common in white women
who are in their 40s and 50s. Nine times more women than men have Sjögren's
Sjögren's syndrome may
develop in a person who has a connective tissue disorder, such as
scleroderma, and is then classified as secondary
Sjögren's syndrome. Secondary Sjögren's syndrome develops in 10% to 25% of
people with lupus and in 30% to 50% of people with rheumatoid
At first glance, the words "contacts" and "children" may not seem to belong in the same sentence. In fact, kids and contact lenses may be a good match depending on the maturity of the child or, more likely, teenager.
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May 4, 2010
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