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484583 tn?1230608692
heart CT scan contrast dye related side effect
In May 2008, I had a calcium scan and a cardiac CT scan. The contrast agent used was Isovue 370. A month before this I did a nuclear stress test with tetrofosmin myoview injections for the stress and rest phase. By the end of May 2008, my eyes began to be dry. My Ophthalmolgist diagnosed me with Sjogren's syndrome when my SS-B test was positive. My Rheumatologist did blood work and my ANA was positive and C-RP was slightly positive (.84) and sed rate was normal. Neither I or anyone in my family has ever had an autoimmune disease. My question, is there anyway that exposure to the myoview or especially the Isovue 370 could have set off an autoimmune inflammatory reaction in my body? It is highly unlikely that this was a coincidence in my opinion. Please do your best to give me a detailed answer as this has me extremely upset. If you can not answer, please direct me to an expert source to get some answers. thank you.
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242508 tn?1287427246
I am not aware of any association between the two.  I went on pubmed.com, a site which many physicians use to look for any reports of interest.  There were none.
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A related discussion, ct-scan cancelled because of excess calcium was started.
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A related discussion, ct contrast dye was started.
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