Pediatric Sjogren Syndrome Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Dec 10, 2015
  • Author: Eyal Muscal, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Lawrence K Jung, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of Sjögren syndrome include the following:

  • Medications that cause sicca symptoms (anticholinergic agents)
  • Recurrent juvenile parotitis
  • Oropharyngeal candidiasis
  • Gingivitis/periodontitis
  • Retrograde bacterial sialadenitis
  • Halitosis
  • Superficial mucoceles
  • Compromised nutrition
  • Dryness of the nasal and vaginal mucosa and skin
  • Pregnancy complications due to autoantibodies
  • Mumps
  • Sarcoidosis
  • SLE
  • Systemic sclerosis
  • Hepatitis C

Differential Diagnoses