The medical condition made headlines when Venus Williams was affected, but remains hard to recognise and under-diagnosed, as one young northern woman found out.
It attracted attention last September when Venus Williams dropped out of the US Open tennis championship because of its effects. Although only 31, the champion player had been struggling with stamina problems, dry eyes and mouth and swollen joints. Initial asthma treatment had no effect and then Sjögren’s was diagnosed.
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