Sicca syndrome associated with hepatitis C virus infection.

  title={Sicca syndrome associated with hepatitis C virus infection.},
  author={Christian Jorgensen and M C Legouffe and Pascal Perney and Jo{\"e}l Coste and Bertrand Tissot and Christiane Segarra and Carolina Bologna and L Bourrat and Bernard G Combe and François Blanc and Jacques Sany},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  volume={39 7},
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in patients with sicca syndrome, and to determine the clinical, immunologic, and genetic characteristics of sicca syndrome associated with HCV. METHODS We conducted a prospective study in a university hospital immunology-rheumatology department. Sixty-two consecutive patients with sicca syndrome according to the European criteria for Sjögren's syndrome were included. HCV infection was diagnosed in patients with… CONTINUE READING


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