Clinically significant and biopsy-documented renal involvement in primary Sjögren syndrome.

  title={Clinically significant and biopsy-documented renal involvement in primary Sj{\"o}gren syndrome.},
  author={Andreas V. Goules and Stavroula Masouridi and Athanasios G. Tzioufas and John P. A. Ioannidis and Fotini Nikolaos Skopouli and H M Moutsopoulos},
  volume={79 4},
Clinically significant renal involvement in patients with primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS) has been described previously only in isolated case reports. The prevalence and significance of the 2 described syndromes, interstitial nephritis (IN) and glomerulonephritis (GMN), are not well known. In a cohort of 471 patients with pSS who were followed for a mean of 10 years, 20 patients (4.2%) developed overt renal disease. Eighteen patients underwent a percutaneous renal biopsy; 2 patients declined… CONTINUE READING


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