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1

sjogrens synd

o Artificial tears
o Topical ocular cyclosporine improves ocular symptoms
o Oral hygiene/Sipping water/ Sugar free gum/pilocarpine/cevimeline
o Avoid atropinic drugs and decongestants
o No immunomodulatory drug has proved efficacious

2

giant cell arteritis

corticosteroids hurry before blind!!

3

SLE

o Avoid sun exposure, wear sunscreen
o NSAIDs
o Corticosteroids (topical or systemic)
o Hydroxychloroquine
o Azathioprine
o Methotrexate
o Mycophenolate mofetil
o Cyclophosphamide
o IVIG(intravenous immunoglobulin)
o Plasmaphoresis
o Monoclonal antibodies

4

Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (aka EGPA or Churg-Strauss Syndrome)

glucocoritcoids

5

polyarteritis nodosa

corticosteroids

6

raynauds

o Wear gloves when temperature outside is low/Keep warm (coats/hats, etc.)
o Lotions
o Stop smoking
o Limit use or stop sympathomimetic drugs
 Decongestants, diet pills, amphetamines
o Calcium channel blockers
o Surgery
 Medical and supportive treatment failed
 Attacks frequent and severe (digital ischemia)
 Sympathectomy

7

IgAV aka HenochSchonlein Purpura (HSP)

supportive/glucocorticoids

8

kawasaki synd

IVIg and ASA

9

GPA (Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis: aka Wegener’s Granulomatosis)

Cyclophosphamide and high dose glucocorticoids or Rituximab
 Methotrexate can be considered if renal function is normal

10

tokasaku arteritis

corticosteroids