Table 3: Signs of 2ry Sjogrenís syndrome RA patients.

 

RA (n = 75)

Present of sicca symptoms

RA (n = 75)

Absentof sicca symptoms

N

%

N

%

Pathological Schirmerís test

65

86.6%

3

4%

Pathological UWSFR

58

77.3%

3

4%

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca

70

93.3%

0

0

Xerostomia

54

72%

0

0

Positive LSG biopsy (focus score of ≥ 1 )*

70

93.3%

9

12%

Pathological changes in salivary U/S

70

93.3%

7

9.3%

sSS**

68

90.6%

0

0

 

LSG: Labial Salivary Gland (LSG) Biopsy

*A focus was evaluated as a collection of mononuclear cells with more than 50 lymphocytes/plasma cells and macrophages.

**sSS: Secondary Sjogrenís syndrome diagnosed according to Revised international classification criteria for Sjogrenís syndrome, by the American-European Consensus Group (AECG) [7].