MCQ – 88971


A 42-year-old female presents to the clinic with a 6-month history of a dry mouth, dry eyes, dry skin, and vaginal dryness. She has a family history of rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Her blood pressure is 132/80 mmHg, pulse 68/min, respirations 16/min, and temperature 98.0 F (36.7 C). Physical examination shows dry skin and dry mucous membranes. Which of the following is most likely to be elevated in this patient?

A. Anti-SSA antibodies


anti-histone antibodies


Anti centromere antibodies


anti-tissue transglutaminase

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