Central nervous system involvement in Sjögren's syndrome: unusual, but not unremarkable--clinical, serological characteristics and outcomes in a large cohort of Italian patients.

@article{Massara2010CentralNS,
  title={Central nervous system involvement in Sj{\"o}gren's syndrome: unusual, but not unremarkable--clinical, serological characteristics and outcomes in a large cohort of Italian patients.},
  author={Alfonso Massara and Sara Bonazza and Gabriella Castellino and Luisa Maria Caniatti and Francesco Bruno Trotta and Massimo Borrelli and Luciano M. Feggi and Marcello Govoni},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={49 8},
  pages={1540-9}
}
OBJECTIVES To perform an observational retrospective cross-sectional case-control study to evaluate prevalence, clinical patterns and outcomes of CNS involvement in a large cohort of primary SS (pSS) patients. METHODS A total of 424 pSS patients, diagnosed according to the 2002 criteria proposed by the American-European Consensus Group, were checked for CNS involvement after exclusion of secondary causes. Demographic, clinical, seroimmunological data were compared between patients with and… CONTINUE READING

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