Sjogrens Disease And Severe Constipation

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Definition

Sjogren syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which the glands that produce tears and saliva are destroyed. The condition may affect many different parts of the body, including the kidneys and lungs.


Alternative Names

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 autoimm...

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