Sjogren's Syndrome

Neurological Symptoms Strike One in Five Primary Sjogren Patients

New manifestations more likely with past history of neurologic involvement

A recent case study revealed that an infant from a donor egg developed neonatal lupus erythematosus (NLE) and a congenital heart block, which may have been due to the presence of antibodies to Ro and La in the birth mother—not the genetic mother. The results suggest that a gestational mother with a…|By Lara C. Pullen, PhD

The putative antibodies that are associated with Neonatal Lupus in the newborn are the ones associated with Sjögren’s Syndrome: anti-Ro and anti-La. Their curious names are purportedly derived from the first 2 letters of the first names of the index patients from whom the autoantibodies were first isolated.

Prevention of congenital heart block in children of SSA-positive mothers

FDA Approves Xiidra (Lifitegrast) for Dry Eyes

MedScape has reported that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved lifitegrast ophthalmic solution (Xiidra, Shire) for the treatment of signs…