What are mucous membrane findings suggestive of Sjögren syndrome?

Updated: Mar 05, 2021
  • Author: Sriya K Ranatunga, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Other mucous membrane signs include the following:

  • Atrophic changes in the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract, leading to nasal dryness, recurrent infections, hoarseness, and aphonia

  • Atrophic rhinitis

  • Atrophic changes in the vulva and vagina resulting in pruritus and vaginitis

  • Dryness of the anal and rectal mucous membranes (eg, pruritus, inflammation)


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