Saturday, November 2, 2013

Medpage Today: Autoantibodies a Big Deal in Sjogren's

Check out this interesting article from yesterday in Medpage Today:

SAN DIEGO -- A broader range of autoantibodies may play a role in Sjogren's syndrome than has previously been appreciated, researchers found.

Among 137 patients with primary Sjogren's syndrome, as defined clinically by dry eye disease and positive lip biopsy, 74% had the typical anti-SSA and/or anti-SSB antibodies, while 6% had anti-centromere antibodies and 5% had anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP) antibodies, Alan Baer, MD, of Johns Hopkins University reported in a poster session here at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology.....Continue reading here. 


Julie said...

Very interesting, Julia! I subscribe to Medpage, but somehow missed seeing this.

Nicole said...

I saw this the other day. It makes me wonder if I have SS instead of RA, since my symptoms are more like SS, but I have the anti-CCP and nothing else. It's good to know that things aren't as straightforward as all that, since I'm not a straightforward example!