What is the importance of antinuclear antibodies in the diagnosis of Sjögren syndrome?

Updated: Mar 05, 2021
  • Author: Sriya K Ranatunga, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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ANAs are typically present in patients with Sjögren syndrome. Consider the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in patients with ANAs only if symptoms and signs typical of SLE are present.


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