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A 31-year-old female asked:

What is the likelihood that lupus or sjogrens is causing lbs like and autoimmune symptoms ?chrons has been ruled out. low pos ana and sjogrens markers

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Dr. Jay Yepuri
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Unlikely: Though there may be an issue with small bowel bacterial overgrowth (sbbo) in individuals with lupus/sjogrens (conjecture -- no data or studies substantiating this). Sbbo may mediate ibs related symptoms.

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Last updated Nov 27, 2013

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