Obstetric and gynaecological profile in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome.

  title={Obstetric and gynaecological profile in patients with primary Sj{\"o}gren's syndrome.},
  author={Fotini Nikolaos Skopouli and Stavros Papanikolaou and Vassiliki D. Malamou-Mitsi and Nikolaos Papanikolaou and H M Moutsopoulos},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  volume={53 9},
OBJECTIVE To describe the effects of Sjögren's syndrome (SS) on the fertility, parity and sexual activity as well as investigating the aetiopathology of dyspareunia in female patients. METHODS Fifty one female patients with primary SS (pSS) and 57 healthy controls were interviewed concerning their past gynaecological, obstetric and sexual history and underwent a complete gynaecological examination. Punch biopsy of the vagina was performed in six patients and one healthy individual. In… CONTINUE READING


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