Fact of the week: Sjogren's syndrome often accompanies other immune system diseases
Sjogren’s syndrome often accompanies other immune-system disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus and hashimoto's thyroid.
We did a small informal survey on facebook asking Sjogren's sufferers if they had other autoimmune conditions as well as Sjogren's. Seventeen women responded. This is what they said:
4 had Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an underactive thyroid condition.
1 had Graves disease, an overactive thyroid condition.
3 had a type of myositis.
4 had Rheumatoid Arthritis RA.
3 had Lupus.
2 had Celiac disease.
1 had Diabetes.
2 had Scleroderma.
1 had Ankolysing Spondylitis AS.
6 had Raynaud's disease.
6 women had 3 or more autoimmune conditions. Some mentioned other conditions that were not immune related diseases.
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