Sicca syndrome

Last updated: Wednesday, 22, December, 2010
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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

Sjogren syndrome

Drugs

  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Some antihistamines
Particularly in the elderly.

Graft versus host disease

Idiopathic