Quality of life and psychological status in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome and sicca symptoms without autoimmune features.

@article{Champey2006QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life and psychological status in patients with primary Sj{\"o}gren's syndrome and sicca symptoms without autoimmune features.},
  author={Julien Champey and Emmanuelle Corruble and Jacques Eric Gottenberg and Catherine Buhl and Tania Meyer and C{\'e}line Caudmont and Elisabeth Berg{\'e} and J. Regis Pellet and Patrick J. Hardy and Xavier Mariette},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2006},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={
          451-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To compare pain, fatigue, and sicca symptoms; quality of life; and psychological status between patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS) and those with sicca symptoms but no autoimmune features (sicca asthenia polyalgia syndrome [SAPS]), and to determine whether a psychological pattern can be detected in patients with SAPS, which could suggest psychological distress as the cause. METHODS This cross-sectional, prospective study included 111 patients with primary SS according to… CONTINUE READING
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