Serological profiles in subgroups of patients with Sjögren's syndrome.

  title={Serological profiles in subgroups of patients with Sj{\"o}gren's syndrome.},
  author={M. N. Manoussakis and Athanasios G. Tzioufas and P J Pange and H M Moutsopoulos},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of rheumatology. Supplement},
The serological profiles of 54 patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) and 92 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with or without secondary SS (sSS), were retrospectively evaluated and correlated with: different subgroups of SS, degree of minor salivary gland biopsy lymphocytic infiltrates and the presence of glandular and extraglandular manifestations. Antibodies to nuclear antigens (ANA), anti-Ro(SSA) and anti-La(SSB) as well as rheumatoid factor (RF) correlate with definite pSS, while… CONTINUE READING
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