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.
Apr. 12, 2014