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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Why do you ask?: Ssb/la is seldom positive of ssa/ro is not. However, both are merely adjuncts in considering whether someone has sjogren's (which i take it is what is ... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Perhaps.: The diagnosis of Sjogren’s is not made by blood testing positivity or negativity alone, but by an accurate and thorough history and physical examinati ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: it may be present normal individuals or in rheumatoid arthritis.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
These tests: These tests have to be interpreted in the context of your current symptoms, your exam and the rest of your test results. False positive antibody resu ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Autoimmune Ab: So ssa and ssb are 2 autoantibodies commonly found in sjogren syndrome and can be seen in lupus. Have positive tests does not mean you have the diseas ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Second Opinion: Anti RO-SSA can be associated with more than ONE autoimmune diseases. Besides Sjorgen's, SLE (Lupus) or Cutaneous Lupus being other entities. This lab ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Hakimi
12 years experience Internal Medicine
A test: for a certain autoimmune condition. it's important to understand that these blood tests need to be interpreted carefully in the context of your sympto ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mathew Farbman
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Sjögren's syndrome: Anti-ssa antibodies are most commonly associated with Sjögren's syndrome, but it does not confirm a diagnosis. Pts should may have symptoms of dry eye ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
History & physical: Scleroderma is worth worrying about only if you are having raynaud's. Labs in rheumatology are numerous but are only useful as guides when there's mor ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Levels not important: If the antibodies are positive, they are positive. The degree of positivity does not matter.
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