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Since sjogrens can damage the thyroid would tpo be produced because of sjogrens and cause hashimotos, or is hashi always a separate disease?

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Dr. Douglas Mund
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Separate diseases

There is a significant co-existence of these two diseases but they are separate diseases.
Both are auytoimmune in nature but the presence of sjogren's disease does not cause the development of thyroid antibodies nor the development of hashimoto's.

In brief: Separate diseases

There is a significant co-existence of these two diseases but they are separate diseases.
Both are auytoimmune in nature but the presence of sjogren's disease does not cause the development of thyroid antibodies nor the development of hashimoto's.
Dr. Douglas Mund
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