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Specific Protein in Tears May Better Diagnose Sjögren’s

The amount of a protein called ATG5 in tears may pinpoint people whose dry eye symptoms are related to Sjögren’s syndrome with greater accuracy than standard diagnostic tests, a study has found. However, ATG5’s potential as a biomarker of the disorder should be investigated further, the researchers said. The…

Sjögren’s Foundation Favors COVID-19 Vaccination for Patients

The Sjögren’s Foundation is recommending that people with Sjögren’s syndrome ages 16 and older be vaccinated against  COVID-19 infection, and advices patients to talk with their healthcare provider about potential decisions and vaccination timing. The recommendation, released online in a statement, was based on safety and effectiveness…