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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the suspected cases referred for labial salivary gland biopsy

From: Clinical characteristics and biopsy accuracy in suspected cases of Sjögren’s syndrome referred to labial salivary gland biopsy

Parameters N = 216
Age (years) 47.7 ± 12.5
Gender (Women) 188 (87%)
Dryness symptoms (only) 111 (51.4%)
Dryness and systemic symptoms 92 (42.6%)
Systemic symptoms (only) 12 (5.55%)
Virus C Hepatitis 1 (0.45%)
Unstimulated salivary flow (<0.1 ml/min) 119 (55.09%)
Schirmer test I (≤5 mm) 103 (47.68%)
Anti-SSA and/or anti-SSB 36 (16.66%)
ANA 100 (46.29%)
Rheumatoid Factor (latex) 40 (18.51%)
Focal Sialoadenitis (focus score ≥ 1) 79 (36.57%)
  1. ANA = antinuclear antibodies.