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A 59-year-old female asked:

How is a diagnosis of sjgren's syndrome made?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
2 ways: One option is to have dry eyes, dry mouth, a positive ANA and a positive ss-a or ss-b antibody. The second option is to have a minor salivary gland biopsy with typical inflammation instead of the ss-a or ss-b antibody.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
Sjogren's Syndrome: Chronic inflammatory condition with dryness of the eyes, mouth and other mucous membrane s. It may be autoimmune like rheumatoid arthritis and DX with the mentioned sx and antibodies.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Rheumatologist: Dry mouth and pos blood test. Possibly other symptoms.

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