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How do you diagnose sjogrens syndrome for sure?

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: See below

You must have symptoms plus antibodies or a minor salivary biopsy plus symptoms.

In brief: See below

You must have symptoms plus antibodies or a minor salivary biopsy plus symptoms.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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