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A 21-year-old female asked:

What's the difference between the sjorgren ssa / ssb antibodies? is a level of 2.7 for the ssb antibody high? normal is 0-0.9. also ana pos/ ds dna 6.

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
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 disease. In the absence of symptom description, the values are meaningless. Your doctor ordered them for a reason, follow up with them.
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Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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37 years experience
Autoantibodies : Directed against ro/ssa and la/ssb auto antigens were originally identified in patients with sjogren's and lupus. But can be present in others autoimmune diseases. Ro/ssa and la/ssb are different intracellular autoantigens from extractable nuclear antigens. Which are soluble cytoplasmic and nuclear components. You have an autoimmune disease. More clinical info needed for diagnosis. Rheumatologist.
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have to be involve for correct diagnosis. Correlation with clinical presentation a must.
Sep 11, 2013
Last updated Jun 10, 2019

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