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Discriminant Function to Distinguish Age-Related from Sjogren's Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca

Purpose:

To distinguish between keratoconjunctivitis (KCS) due to Sjogren's disease and age-related KCS using tear function tests.

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

H19.3

Description:

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) may occur in patients with Sjogren's syndrome, or it may occur in patients with age-related decrease in tear gland function. Tests of tear function may be abnormal in these 2 groups of patients. While no one test can distinguish between the two groups of patients, combinations of tests sometimes can.

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