Female patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome more likely to experience sexual dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction should not be ignored in patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome, researchers state after finding that women with the condition experience significantly more sexual dysfunction than healthy controls. Primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS) is the second most common systemic autoimmune disease behind rheumatoid arthritis, with female patients outnumbering males by a ratio of 9:1. Those affected often experience dryness of the eyes and mouth, together with a variety of other symptoms such as extreme fatigue and arthritis.

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