Author Archives: Margarida Maia

Lymphocytes in Lip Salivary Glands May Predict Lymphoma

The number of lymphocytes — a type of immune blood cell — in the salivary glands of the lip could help identify patients with Sjögren’s syndrome who are at increased risk for developing lymphoma, a new study has found. The study, “A biomarker for lymphoma development in Sjogren’s…

Immune T-Cells May Be Useful Indicator of Disease Activity

A subset of immune cells, called CD4+CD8+ T-cells, is increased in the blood of patients with Sjögren’s syndrome, and their levels seem to correlate with lower disease activity, according to a small study. The findings suggest doctors could make use of those cells to track or even control how…