Hereditary Bisalbuminemia in Sjögren’s Syndrome and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dr. Serdal Ugurlu,
Cerrahpasa, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
Bisalbuminemia is rare finding of bifid albumin bands in serum electrophoresis. The protein abnormality can be sporadic and inherited. So far, this albumin variant was not found to cause or coexist with a specific pathology. This is a case of bisalbuminemia in 43-year-old female patient with a past medical history of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Sjogrenâ€™s Syndrome (SS). Similar electrophoresis findings were seen in two siblings of the patient. Rheumatology work-up of the family was negative. Authors could not find an association between blood protein variant and the patientâ€™s rheumatologic condition. Bisalbuminemia should not be a concern to the rheumatologist as it does not hint towards pathology.