Table 5

‚ÄÉHaematological abnormalities in patients with primary SS: recent studies

PrevalenceReferences
No/total No (%)
a) Red blood cell count
Normocytic anaemia118/641 (18.4)5, 62
Haemolytic anaemiaIsolated cases62, 63
b) White blood cell count
Leucopenia116/628 (18.5)5, 62, 64
Lymphopenia23/268 (8.6)62
Neutropenia19/268 (7.1)62
Eosinophilia31/268 (11.6)62
Chronic agranulocytosisIsolated cases62, 63, 65, 66
c) Platelet count
Thrombocytopenia55/479 (11.5)62, 64
d) Other abnormalities
Raised ESR (>50 mm/1st h)82/380 (21.6)62
Hypergammaglobulinaemia191/585 (32.6)5, 62, 67
Antiphospholipid antibodies24/184 (13)62