Table 1

Clinical and pathologic features of patients and controls

Parameter

IgG4-RD (n = 15)

SS (n = 16)

HC (n = 10)


Age (years)

62.9 ± 10.5a

55.9 ± 15.7a

40.9 ± 17.1

Sex (males/females)

6/9

2/14

5/5

Anti-SS-A antibody (%)

0b

93.8

n.d.

Anti-SS-B antibody (%)

0b

56.3

n.d.

Serum IgG4 (mg/dl)

942.2 ± 612.5

n.d

n.d.

Serum IgE (U/ml)

294.0 ± 317.8

n.d

n.d.

CH50 (U/ml)

33.6 ± 17.5b

50.6 ± 16.3

n.d.

IgG4/IgG in LSG (%)

62.0 ± 3.5

n.d

n.d.


Data are expressed as mean ± SD. n.d., not determined. aP < 0.05, compared with the healthy control subjects (Mann-Whitney U test or Fisher Exact probability test). bP < 0.05, compared with the SS group (Mann-Whitney U test or Fisher Exact probability test).

Tsuboi et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R171   doi:10.1186/ar3924

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