Primary Sjögren's syndrome: the challenge for classification of disease manifestations.

  title={Primary Sj{\"o}gren's syndrome: the challenge for classification of disease manifestations.},
  author={Peter Oxholm and Karsten H Asmussen},
  journal={Journal of internal medicine},
  volume={239 6},
A new model for classifying the clinical disease manifestations of primary Sjögren's syndrome is introduced. Three "exocrine' and four "nonexocrine' subgroups of disease manifestations are defined. Accordingly, "surface exocrine disease' includes the diagnostic features from eyes, mouth, and the manifestations from the upper airways, skin and genital tract. Involvement of the excretory parenchyma of the lungs, hepatobiliary system, pancreas, gastrointestinal tract and kidneys is designated… CONTINUE READING

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