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Autoimmune Disease: Henrik sjogren described patients with sicca features (dry eyes, dry mouth) and swollen lymph glands. Sjogren's can also cause pulmonary, neurologic and articular disease due to inflammation as well as fatigue. It is an autoimmune disease: primary disorder or secondary to systemic lupus (sle) or ra. Likely viral and genetic facctors initiate. Treated topically (eyes) and systemically like lupus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare: Sjogren's is accompanied by a diminution in the flow of tears. This can cause discomfort and eye redness, and sometimes scarring of the front of the eye if treatment is not given or is ineffective. It would be very rare and sort of neglectful if someone were to have profound vision loss from this condition. ...Read more
Do people with secondary sjogrens have the ssa or ssb, or is this only with primary? I understand 2ndary occurs with already existng ctd.
Primary, usually!: Primary sjogren's is usually associated with ss-a positivity, but both ss-a and ss-b combined is even more specific. But both can be false positive without clinical disease occurring! ...Read more
I have a negative SS-A but positive SS-B diagnosis on my ENA test. I have symptoms consistent with Sjogrens but wondering if it could be anything else?
See details: Usually a positive SSB by itself is not clinically significant. If you believe you have Sjogrens, see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
An autoimmune diseas: Sjögren's is an autoimmune disease where the body "turns against itself" and makes antibodies against the mucous secreting areas of the body- the eyes mouth respiratory and genitourinary it is mostly associated as the dry eyes dry mouth syndrome .Other features may include arthritis and kidney disease. It is vital that you see a rheumatologist to evaluate yourcsymptoms make the correct diagnosis a. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer