Table 2

Positive rates of the Y-chromosome specific sequence in patients with and without Sjögren's syndrome

*PBMC, peripheral blood mononuclear cells; †LSG, labial salivary gland; BALF, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid; SS, patients with Sjögren's syndrome who have at least one male child; Without SS, patients with other diseases not due to Sjögren's syndrome; NT, not tested.
*p=0.0013, LSG of patients with SS v PBMC of patients with SS; †p=0.028, LSG of patients with SS v without SS.
SS0/2210/28 (35.7%)*†2/9 (22.2%)
Without SSNT0/100/15