Sjögren’s Syndrome | Overview


What is Sjögren’s syndrome?

Sjögren’s (say: “show-grins”) syndrome is an immune disorder that causes severe dryness in the mouth, eyes and other areas of the body that have mucus membranes. A mucus membrane is a thin layer of tissue that covers surfaces inside the body to protect them.


Diagnosis and Management of Sjögren’s Syndrome by Paul Kruszka, LCDR, USPHS, and Robert J. O'Brian, LCDR, MC, USN (American Family Physician March 15, 2009,

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Reviewed/Updated: 05/14
Created: 09/10