Definitions for "Sicca syndrome"
An inflammatory disease of glands and other tissues of the body that classically combines dry eyes, dry mouth, and another disease of the connective tissues such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderma, or polymyositis. About 90 percent of Sjogren syndrome patients are female, usually in middle age or older. Sjogren syndrome can be complicated by infections of the eyes, breathing passages, and mouth. Also called sicca syndrome
Dryness of eyes and mouth; may be caused by graft-versus-host disease
A disorder characterized by the drying of mucous membranes.