Sicca syndrome

Causes

Appropriate Tests

 

Refers to symptoms due to drying of mucous membranes.

Organs involved include eyes (Keratoconjunctivitis sicca), mouth (Xerostomia), upper airways and genitourinary system (especially vagina).

See also Dry mouth

Sjögren syndrome

 

Drugs

  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Some antihistamines

Particularly in the elderly.

Graft versus host disease

 

Idiopathic