Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Although anyone can develop Sjogren's syndrome, it typically occurs in people with one or more known risk factors. These include:
- Age. Sjogren's syndrome is usually diagnosed in people older than 40.
- Sex. Women are much more likely to have Sjogren's syndrome.
- Rheumatic disease. It's common for people who have Sjogren's syndrome to also have a rheumatic disease — such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.
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