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Hi Annie. Yes, Sjogren's can cause vasculitis. Matter of fact, my dr. says it's his main concern about my sjogren's. He has already dx me with vasculitis, even though I don't seem to have many issues with that. Just a few flare ups where I was covered with small bruises over a large portion of my body -- all at once. Sjogren's can affect just about any organ in the body. Including the biggest organ -- your skin and the nerves in it.

My dx is Primary Sjogren's. But some of the physicians I see say they believe I also have lupus. My blood work was all negative and I was dx with Sjogren's via salivary gland biopsy.

I no longer really care what the name of my disorders are. It all seems to be inflamation of one type or another. Although I'm not certain that's the case with the pain in my face.

I'm glad you have a dr. who is apparently caring and interested and is pursuing your case and treating you. Plaquenil will be helpful, no matter whether you have Sjogren's, lupus or both.

Please keep us posted on how you are doing. While many drs. believe Sjogren's is a mild disease, the truth is far from that and if that continues to be your "only" dx, you still need to continue seeking the best care possible.

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