The occurrence of carcinoma in situ in the stomach and dysimmunoglobulinaemia in a patient who had Sjögren's syndrome is described. This is believed to be the first report of such a case to be found in the literature.
Although carcinoma has occasionally been described, in this syndrome its occurrence is probably coincidental and not part of the disease process. There is a greater incidence of lymphoid tumours in Sjögren's syndrome than in the general population. Corticosteroid therapy favourably influenced the immunoglobulin abnormalities and some of the clinical manifestations of the disease.
A brief review of the literature concerning Sjögren's syndrome, auto-immunity and malignant disease is included.
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