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Old 06-15-2008, 10:08 PM   #1
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Is This True......

I was doing some research on the internet and I came across this artical which said the purpose of the lip biospy was to look for lymphoma cells; the artical stated 1/3 of all sjogren's patients will die from metastatic type B lymphomia.

Has any one ever heard this? this is quite scary!!

Thanks

Vic

 
Old 06-18-2008, 01:23 PM   #2
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Re: Is This True......

Almost every book or article that I've read says that Sjögren's symptoms vary in type and intensity, but most people with Sjögren's are able to live normal lives. There can be serious complications with Sjögren, but it is rare. What percentage that is I do not know.

The lip biopsy is usually done when there is uncertainty as to whether a person has Sjögren. The lip biopsy detects the presence of clusters of inflammatory cells, which can indicate Sjogren's syndrome. For this test, a small sliver of tissue is removed from salivary glands located in your lip and examined under a microscope.

If you have specific concerns about something you read online I'd make a list and ask your rheumatologist about it. I take in a list of questions every time I see mine.

 
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