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Survival Rate Of Sjogrens Syndrome
Autoimmune disease: The most common symptoms in Sjögren's syndrome are dry eyes and dry mouth because white blood cells get "confused" and attack and destroy glands in the body that make tears, saliva, vaginal secretions, and other secretions.Inflammation in Sjögren's can cause rashes or arthritis, and even liver, kidney or brain disease. Can also cause saliva gland cancer (lymphoma), so getting treated is important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been having stiffness. Positive ana, sed rate of 54, high total protein 8.4 and globulin 4.2. >8.0 Sjogrens syndrome A. What might I have?
Bx and lab.: I do minor salivary gland bx, and really heavily on lab tests, looking for the presence of ss-a and ss-b autoantibodies. Almost 50% of sjogren's patients have a positive rf. Eelvations of gammaglobulins are common, especially IgG and igm. There is some heredebiity to this condition, albeit weaker than many forms of arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cure/Sjogren Syndrom: No there is no cure for sjogren syndrome but it can go into remission in some cases, some mild cases can be handled with symptomatic therapy.With proper attention to eyes and oral care patients are able to be comfortable.Dry eyes can cause trauma to eyes and corneal obesity, so all patients should be under care of eye doc, dry mouth needs to be handled by dentist to prevent tooth deacay. ...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
Autoimmune disease: Sjogrens is an autoimmune disease. This means that the body starts to " attack" itself due to an alteration in the ability to identify its own tissue. It " perceives" the target tissue as a foreign invader and tries to eliminate it. This leads to signs and symptoms of whatever organ is being attacked. Like many autoimmune diseases, there are genetic factors that predispose someone to be affected. ...Read more