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Doctor insights on: Sjogrens World

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Can sjogrens be serious?

Can sjogrens be serious?

Yes: Sjogren's is occasionally associated with severe issues such as cardiac or neurologic disorders and lymphoma. ...Read more

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Sjogrens can it be serious?

Sjogrens can it be serious?

Yes: The severe dryness of your eyes can damage and scar your corneas. This might require corneal transplants. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for sjogrens?

What are symptoms for sjogrens?

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 more

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Can one lose eyesight from sjogrens?

Can one lose eyesight from sjogrens?

Yes if untreated : Yes, if the disease is not treated properly. Without treatment, corneal infection/scarring and decreased vision may occur. ...Read more

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Has anyone else lost their eyesight from sjogrens?

Has anyone else lost their eyesight from sjogrens?

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

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Do people with secondary sjogrens have the ssa or ssb, or is this only with primary? I understand 2ndary occurs with already existng ctd.

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

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What is sjogrens syndrome?

What is sjogrens syndrome?

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 more

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Is sjogrens related to uctd?

Is sjogrens related to uctd?

Somewhat: Both are connective tissue disorder and uctd can have components of sjogrens as part of its presentation. ...Read more