Avatar universal

How many are negative ss but have it

Just educating myself. Are there patients showing negative on ss a and ss b or only showing positive on ss b and still have sjogren's? If yes, did you show positive on other markers such as ana, smith antibodies, anti- dsdna, sed rate or c-reactive proteins? I hope someone will respond!
2 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
Thank you for replying! I have diagnosed dry eye syndrome and am taking evoxac for dry everything else plus restasis and steroid eyedrops. Unfortunately all tests are negative with only weak positive for ss. Monday I am testing for vitamin D and retest TSH which is always normal. I guess me and my team of doctors will just have to wait for more symptoms to show up.
Helpful - 0
351246 tn?1379682132
To confirm Sjogren's Syndrome, you need to undergo two main tests:  anti-nuclear antibody (ANA) and rheumatoid factor, the latter because it is possible to get SS secondary to rheumatoid arthritis. Typical ANA patterns in SS are positive SSA/Ro and SSB/La. SSB/La is more specific for SS while SSA/Ro can be present in numerous other autoimmune conditions. So it is more important to focus on positive SSB/La. If this is negative, then yes, you may need to undergo other tests such as dsDNA etc. Apart from these tests, Schirmer's test to measure the production of tears, and a slit-lamp examination to look for eye dryness should be done by an eye specialist. Do discuss this with your doctor. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Autoimmune Disorders Community

Top Autoimmune Diseases Answerers
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.
Herpes spreads by oral, vaginal and anal sex.
STIs are the most common cause of genital sores.
Condoms are the most effective way to prevent HIV and STDs.
PrEP is used by people with high risk to prevent HIV infection.
Can I get HIV from surfaces, like toilet seats?