What is sicca syndrome?
So what is sicca syndrome? Derived from the Latin word sicca, meaning “dry,” it’s a condition that directly affects your immune system. It can potentially impact the quality of your daily life, and its treatment focuses on symptom relief.
Sjogren’s syndrome can take its toll on any bodily organ which produces moisture, including your throat, nasal passages, skin, sinuses, and vagina. It’s further marked by the overproduction of antibodies that actively destroy your own tissues. Diagnosis of Sjogren’s syndrome sometimes involves a biopsy of the affected gland.