Table 2

Comparison of various immunoserological findings in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome at baseline and at the control visit

Variable At baseline At the control visit p Value n
Haemoglobin (g/l)128 (13)126 (13)NS107
Leucocytes (× 109/l)5.3 (1.7)5.1 (1.9)NS107
Thrombocytes (× 109/l)257 (70)248 (69)NS105
ESR (mm/1st h)45 (28)33 (22)<0.0001106
Protein (g/l)79 (7)77 (9)0.02486
IgA (g/l)3.2 (1.6)3.2 (2.0)NS101
IgG (g/l)22.5 (8.5)18.8 (7.4)<0.0001102
IgM (g/l)2.0 (1.2)1.6 (1.1)<0.0001101
β2m (mg/l)3.1 (1.5)3.2 (1.5)NS88
C3 (g/l)1.04 (0.22)1.10 (0.24)0.01096
C4 (g/l)0.17 (0.08)0.18 (0.10)NS95
Patients positive for
 Rheumatoid factor46%74%0.00180
 ANA67%83%0.008103
  • Values are means (SD).

  • ESR = erythrocyte sedimentation rate; ANA = antinuclear antibodies; NS = not significant.