Sjogren syndrome is an
Xerostomia-Sjogren syndrome; Keratoconjunctivitis sicca - Sjogren's
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
The cause of Sjogren syndrome is unknown. The syndrome occurs most often in women ages 40 - 50. It is rare in children. Young patients usually have signs of another
The syndrome may be associated with:
Polymyositis Rheumatoid arthritis Scleroderma Systemic lupus erythematosus
Sjogren syndrome affects about 1 - 4 million people in the United States.
Review Date: 05/31/2009
Reviewed By: Mark James Borigini, MD, Rheumatologist in the Washington, DC Metro area. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.