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Comparison of the American-European Consensus Group Sjögren's syndrome classification criteria to newly proposed American College of Rheumatology criteria in a large, carefully characterised sicca cohort
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    The classification criteria for Sjogren's syndrome: issues for their improvement from the study of a large Italian cohort of patients
    • Luca Quartuccio, MD, PhD, Clinical Researcher
    • Other Contributors:
      • Chiara Baldini, Roberta Priori, Elena Bartoloni, Francesco Carubbi, Roberto Giacomelli, Roberto Gerli, Guido Valesini, Salvatore De Vita, Stefano Bombardieri

    Dear Editor,

    we read with great interest the article by Rasmussen et al. [1] which compared the performance of the new ACR [2] and the AECG [3] classification criteria for Sjogren's syndrome (SS) showing that they led to similar results when applied to a well-characterized cohort of patients with sicca symptoms. More specifically, no clear evidence for an increased value of the new ACR criteria [2] over the old AEC...

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