Other studies have shown that patients with hypergammaglobulinemia and hypocomplementemia have a higher rate of developing lymphomas, so continued monitoring of these serologic markers after diagnosis of SS is also important. “In the future, hopefully new biomarkers will be identified that will facilitate and accelerate the diagnosis of SS, and future classification will likely rely on such biomarkers,” says Dr. Shiboski.
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