Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) is a progressive autoimmune disease characterized by chronic inflammation and lymphocytic infiltration of the exocrine glands; the disease may occur alone (primary SS) or with a comorbid autoimmune condition (secondary SS). Symptomatic therapies to treat dry eyes, dry mouth, and/or specific extraglandular manifestations are the cornerstone of disease management. Systemic manifestations are most often treated with hydroxychloroquine or, in severe cases, systemic immunomodulators (e.g., azathioprine, methotrexate). Therapies with disease-modifying potential are in development for SS (e.g., Novartis’s iscalimab and ianalumab), targeting key pathways believed to drive pathological processes in the disease. These putative disease-modifying therapies have the potential to transform the management of SS, although SS is an indication in which such success has historically been a challenge.
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