Lack of remission in Sjogren’s syndrome and some forms of multiple sclerosis

Unlike most other auto-immune disease, those with Sjogren’s do not experience relapses and remissions. That is, patients do not have periods of relatively high disease activity with intervening times of no or little active disease.

Why, among all auto-immune conditions, is Sjogren’s characterized by a steadily progressive course?

One form of multiple sclerosis, primary progressive multiple sclerosis, has from its onset a steadily progressive course. And relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis eventually progresses to a steadily progressive phase in many.

Do Sjogren’s and the progressive forms of multiple sclerosis share some common characteristic?


One Response to Lack of remission in Sjogren’s syndrome and some forms of multiple sclerosis
  1. brenda gajdik
    December 21, 2010 | 7:11 pm

    i have been dianoged with sjogrens ms and severe fibromyalgia. i am 60yr old female.i am bipolar, had bi lateral hematoma as 11yr old. i can remeber painful legs in walking since.my body is in constant pain.i have spinal stenois 3 collaps disc 2 hernied in my neck closest sticks out never any surgery on that one .WHAT IS THE CONNECTION ????