A proposal of new ocular items in Sjögren's syndrome classification criteria.

  title={A proposal of new ocular items in Sj{\"o}gren's syndrome classification criteria.},
  author={Piera Versura and Marilena Frigato and Rita Mul{\`e} and Nazzarena Malavolta and Emilio Campos},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  volume={24 5},
OBJECTIVE To verify whether ocular surface tests other than those included in primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS-I) classification criteria (Schirmer I, Break up Time, vital dye staining) may contribute to SS I diagnosis. METHODS Two hundred and sixty-two patients (78 SS-1, 91 non-SS autoimmune diseases, 93 Sicca syndrome) filled a validated questionnaire on symptoms and were evaluated by Schirmer test without (Schirmer I) and with (Jones test) topical anaesthesia, Break Up Time (BUT), corneal… CONTINUE READING

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