Signs & Symptoms of Sjögren's Syndrome
Written by Lupus Association of NSW Inc.
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There are two common presentations of Sjögren's syndrome.

  • One is the rapid development of severe oral (mouth) and ocular (eye) dryness, often accompanied by swelling of the parotid (mumps) glands.
  • The other is an insidious and slowly progressive development of symptoms.

Less common symptoms include involvement of the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, skin, nervous system, and lymph glands. People with Sjögren's syndrome may experience mild arthralgias (joint pain) or morning stiffness.