Guidelines Needed to Clarify Microbiota’s Role in Sjögren’s, Review Finds

Guidelines Needed to Clarify Microbiota’s Role in Sjögren’s, Review Finds

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Guidelines Needed to Clarify Microbiota’s Role in Sjögren’s, Review Finds

People with Sjögren’s syndrome appear to have imbalances in their oral and gut microbiota relative to healthy individuals, but studies to date provide inconsistent results so that clear conclusions cannot be drawn, a review study reports. Notably, the lack of standardized methodology and appropriate control groups may be behind this variability, making comparisons challenging. Available data also suggest that people with dry eye and/or dry mouth without a Sjögren’s diagnosis may be a more appropriate…

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