Table 1

Clinical data on patients used in the study.

Cohort characteristics

Sjögren's syndrome

Healthy controls


Number

n = 12

n = 5

Age in years (mean +/- SD)

50 +/-13

45 +/-7

Range

33-71

34-52

Female:male

12:0

5:0

Time since diagnosis in years (mean +/- SD)

8.5 +/- 4.1

Clinical features

Anti-Ro

10/12

Anti-La

5/12

Both anti-Ro and anti-La

5/12

No anti-Ro and anti-La

2/12

Rheumatoid factor

4/12

Anti-ribonucleoprotein

1/12

Focus score

FS:0

3/12

FS:1

2/12

FS:2

5/12

FS:3

0/12

FS:4

2/12

FS:5

0/12

Treatment

Antimalarial

4/12

Methotrexate

1/12

Extraglandular manifestations

8/12

Hypothyriodism

2/12

Polyarthritis

2/12

Exanthema

2/12

Polyneuropathy

1/12

Pulmonary embolism

1/12


Volchenkov et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R114   doi:10.1186/ar4294

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