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Illustration of Sjogren''s syndrome, an autoimmune infection characterized by the infiltration of lymphocyte cells in certain glands, principally the lachrymal and salivary glands. This leads to a decrease in tear and saliva secretion. It can affect other organs such as the skin and vagina, but also joints, lungs, kidneys and peripheral nerves.
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