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  1. Prevalence of primary Sjögren's syndrome in China.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To determine the prevalence rate of primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS) in a community population of 2066 adults in a Beijing suburban village, and 100 inpatients, who were not necessarily admitted for rheumatic diseases.

    Methods

    Questionnaire and serological studies of antinuclear antibodies, rheumatoid factor, and anti-SSA, anti-SSB antibodies were done.

    Possible positive subjects were given eye and oral examinations for objective evidence of xerostomia and keratoconjunctivitis sicca.

    Results

    According to the Copenhagen criteria, the prevalence rate of primary Sjögren's syndrome in China was 0.77%, and it was 0.33% by modified San Diego criteria.

    In 100 inpatients, we found 4 cases of primary Sjögren's syndrome by Copenhagen criteria, and one case by modified San Diego criteria.

    Conclusion

    Primary Sjögren's syndrome is not a rare disease in China, but most cases are overlooked or misdiagnosed.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Sjogren syndrome, Homme, Mongoloïde, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Echelon local, Chine, Asie, Oeil pathologie, Stomatologie, Maladie système, Immunopathologie, Maladie autoimmune

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sjogren syndrome, Human, Mongoloid, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Local scope, China, Asia, Eye disease, Stomatology, Systemic disease, Immunopathology, Autoimmune disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0326119

    Code Inist : 002B07. Création : 01/03/1996.