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What Type of Infection Would Cause Elevated C-Reactive Protein & Sjogren's Antibodis

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Mya Symons, Jan 27, 2014.

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    My doctor just called me. He ran some other tests after a positive Sjogren's (Anti-SSB) test. No Rhuematoid Arthritis, no elevated sedimentation rate and no Lupus. I do have high C-Reactive protein. He seems to think I have an infection. I have had Sjogren's antibodies and high C-reactive protein for 15 years, by the way. The Sjogren's symptoms have started to get worse just recently and the antibodies have increased, but not by much. I also often have a high white blood cell count, but not anything alarming or I think he would have warned me.

    What infection would cause Sjogren's antibodies, high C-Reactive Protein, and a chronic slightly elevated white blood cell count? I have tested negative for the following: Lyme Disease (twice), TB, Chlamydia, Hepatitis, HIV, HTLV and I am sure there are others in there somewhere. It would have to be something chronic. The only thing I can think of is mycoplasma or some sort of dormant Chlamydia that does not show up in urine tests. What could I have for more than15 years that does not show up on any tests and would cause my immune system to attack my mucus membranes? Anybody?

    I have had horrible stomach pains lately and am going in for a upper GI on the 29th. He says we will start with the upper GI and go from there. I am so confused and am hoping he will actually be the first to stick to his guns and find this infection, whatever that may be.

    Oh, one more thing, I am also often anemic for no apparent reason and take lots of iron. That is why I mentioned the dormant Chlamydia thing, but I also understand that happens with Sjogren's sometimes.

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