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My bloodwork reveals chronic low lymphocytes and monocytes, high ch50, pos ssa and ssb, pos. Ana. What does all this mean?

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Dr. Neal Birnbaum
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Sjogren's

The presence of both the ss-a and ss-b antibodies strongly suggests sjogren's syndrome.
While dryness of the eyes and mouth is the most common finding, many other symptoms and lab abnormalities may be seen in sjogren's syndrome. If you haven't already been evaluated, ask your pcp for referral to a rheumatologist.

In brief: Sjogren's

The presence of both the ss-a and ss-b antibodies strongly suggests sjogren's syndrome.
While dryness of the eyes and mouth is the most common finding, many other symptoms and lab abnormalities may be seen in sjogren's syndrome. If you haven't already been evaluated, ask your pcp for referral to a rheumatologist.
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