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A 35-year-old female asked:

Dry mouth. parotid exam is ok. schimmer test: 10mm. negativ autoatbs. vhs from 50 to 2 in 1 month. tired. mild anemia doc doesnt confirm sjogren. why?

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Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Diagnostic criteria : Sjögren's syndrome has specific diagnostic criteria. To diagnose this your doctor will want a positive ANA test and either positive (SS-B or SS-A) antibody or a positive minor salivary gland biopsy. Dryness can be due to diseases, medications etc. while searching for a cause there are many over the counter moisturizers and Rx medications you can use for the symptoms. Ask your doc about these
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