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A 23-year-old female asked:

I have sjgren's syndrom.what test can show if my brain is inflamed or if my heart is? also have fiber myalgia and waiting for lupus blood work.

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
See below: The first step is basic bloodwork in order to see if see you have elevated inflammation levels. Lumbar punctures are performed as well as MRI but only if you are have certain neurological symptoms. For your heart an echo and ekg would be performed if your were having symptoms to warrant a workup.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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