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Sjögren’s Is Second-Most Common Autoimmune Disease

Posted Oct 10 2008 2:12pm 1 Comment

The New York Times recently ran a piece discussing chameleon-like qualities of Sjögren’s syndrome. I learned a lot from this article and wanted to highlight it here to raise awareness.

Sjögren’s symptoms often suggest a variety of other diseases, and doctor’s simply miss it. But things are changing.

No longer listed in the National Organization for Rare Disorders registry, Sjögren’s is now considered the second-most common autoimmune disease, right behind rheumatoid arthritis. On average, though, it takes six years to obtain a diagnosis. In that time, vital organs can be damaged. That right there is reason enough to highlight this tricky disease. I encourage you to read the full article here to learn more.

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Hi My name is Clint Ackerman i have been diagnosed with Sjogrens syndrome; Reumatoid arthritis; autoimune psoriasis; Reuters syndrome and irritable bowel syndrome/chrones unproved as well as Spondilitis and was wondering how many other people are also diagnosed with 6 autoimmune diseases and if there are other means of treating this including by diet.

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