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Primary Sjogren's syndrome: too dry and too tired

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Fai Ng

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Abstract

Chronic fatigue is one of the most prevalent and debilitating symptoms in primary SS (pSS). Approximately 70% of pSS patients suffer from disabling fatigue, which is associated with reduced health-related quality of life. In this article, we review the instruments used for evaluating pSS-related fatigue, our current understanding of the underlying psychosocial and physiological mechanisms of fatigue in pSS and the therapeutic strategies that have been studied in the management of fatigue in pSS.


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Author(s): Ng WF, Bowman SJ

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Rheumatology

Year: 2010

Volume: 49

Issue: 5

Pages: 844-853

Print publication date: 01/05/2010

ISSN (print): 1462-0324

ISSN (electronic): 1462-0332

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keq009

DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/keq009


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