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Are sjordens diease and kindey stones affilated?
11 doctors weighed in

David Miller
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Loosely
Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease that causes decreased secretions from your tear and salivary glands.
It has been associated with renal tubular acidosis. Renal tubular acidosis can predispose a person to kidney stones. So, in a rather round-about fashion, sjogren's syndrome and stones are sorta related.

In brief: Loosely
Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease that causes decreased secretions from your tear and salivary glands.
It has been associated with renal tubular acidosis. Renal tubular acidosis can predispose a person to kidney stones. So, in a rather round-about fashion, sjogren's syndrome and stones are sorta related.
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Rarely
The incidence of kidney disease in sjogrens that becomes symptomatic is rare.
A study done in 1999 of 62 patients showed kidney stones in only 2 patients. So kidney stones are not unheard of in sjogrens but it is a rare problem.

In brief: Rarely
The incidence of kidney disease in sjogrens that becomes symptomatic is rare.
A study done in 1999 of 62 patients showed kidney stones in only 2 patients. So kidney stones are not unheard of in sjogrens but it is a rare problem.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Can be, not likely!
Dr. Ferdowski is right.
Renal tubular acidosis makes the blood more acidic, since the kidney cannot secret acid well. This leaches calcium from the bones. However, less than 3% of sjogren's patients have significant rta. If you have stones, specifically calcium oxalate, the cause lies elsewhere.

In brief: Can be, not likely!
Dr. Ferdowski is right.
Renal tubular acidosis makes the blood more acidic, since the kidney cannot secret acid well. This leaches calcium from the bones. However, less than 3% of sjogren's patients have significant rta. If you have stones, specifically calcium oxalate, the cause lies elsewhere.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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