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PULMONARY NON-HODGKIN LYMPHOMA IN A PRIMARY SJÖGREN SYNDROME PATIENT
Sjögren syndrome (SS) is a chronic autoimmune condition that mainly targets exocrine glands where it produces lymphocytic infiltrates. The clinical display varies in severity and can include malignancy association such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Its incidence ranges from 5 to 8%, while the risk of occurrence is 16 to 44 times higher. This article aims to describe the evolution of a patient with primary SS who developed pulmonary lymphoma for which she received Rituximab as part of the oncological therapeutic scheme. During the course of the disease she developed membranous glomerulonephritis, rarely described in these patients and low complement levels cited as predictive factor for lymphoproliferation.
Keywords: Sjögren syndrome, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, autoimmune disease