Sjogren's or Sarcoidosis ?

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Sjogren's or Sarcoidosis ?
« on: 01/06/2007 11:55:42 »
How would one differentiate between Sarcoidosis affecting the exocrine glands and Sjogren's syndrome ?
 

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Sjogren's or Sarcoidosis ?
« Reply #1 on: 04/06/2007 22:44:43 »
You could do a serum ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme), which is often positive in sarcoid. Sjogren's is also associated with anti-Ro and anti-La auto-antibodies in the blood, which could also point to the diagnosis.

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« Reply #2 on: 05/06/2007 15:48:07 »
You could do a serum ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme), which is often positive in sarcoid.
Sjogren's is also associated with anti-Ro and anti-La auto-antibodies in the blood, which could also point to the diagnosis.

Chris

Thank you Chris,

The individual also has hypertension and is taking an ACE inhibitor.
Would this effect your first suggested test ?.