Table 1

Cumulative frequency of clinical characteristics and associated diseases in 110 patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome at the control visit

Characteristic Frequency (%)
Symptoms of dry mouth97  (88)
Symptoms of dry eyes86 (72)
Arthralgia82 (75)
Drug allergies62 (56)
Raynaud's symptom55 (50)
Recurrent salivary gland swelling50 (46)
Myalgia49 (45)
Persistent dry cough48 (44)
Sensation of dyspnoea30 (27)
Peripheral neurological symptoms23 (21)
Arthritis24 (22)
Purpura22 (20)
Hypothyroidism18 (16)
Lymphadenopathy17 (16)
Pulmonary fibrosis17 (16)
Pleurisy16 (15)
Coeliac disease14 (13)
Central nervous system symptoms12 (11)
Enlarged liver or spleen10 (9)
Diabetes7 (6)
Primary biliary cirrhosis4 (4)
Selective IgA deficiency3 (3)
Pericarditis3 (3)
Alveolitis3 (3)
Renal stones2 (2)
Overt distal renal tubular acidosis2 (2)
Renal vasculitis1 (1)
Child with a congenital complete heart block1 (1)
Myositis0