Table 1

Occurrences of main organ manifestations and laboratory variables in primary Sjögren's syndrome patients (n=22)

Organ manifestations and laboratory variables Number of patients (%)
Articular involvement1-150 17 (77)
Renal involvement 4 (18)
Bronchitis sicca4 (18)
Pulmonary fibrosis2 (9)
Raynaud's phenomenon6 (27)
Skin vasculitis3 (14)
MALT lymphoma in parotid gland2 (9)
Anaemia 6 (27)
Hypergammaglobulinaemia§ 15 (68)
Antibody positivity
Anti-SSA14 (64)
 Anti-SSB9 (41)
 IgM rheumatoid factor18 (82)
 Antinuclear antibody18 (82)
  • 1-150 Clinically evident arthritis or persistent arthralgia without objective physical signs. Chronic tubulointerstitial nephritis or renal tubular acidosis. Haemoglobin <100 g/l not attributable to causes other than SS. §γ globulin >16 g/l.