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October 01, 2016
|Vol. 2, Issue 4|
Salivary Glands Ultrasonography in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients. Its Role in Early Detection of Secondary Sjogren's Syndrome
Amal Mohamad El-Barbary, Marwa Ahmed Aboelhawa, Abeer Abdelmenem Shahba, Noha Mohamed Shafik, Hala Elsayed Hamouda and Hossam Abdelhafiz Zaytoun
Corresponding author: Amal Mohamad El-barbary, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Egypt
One hundred and fifty RA patients classified into two equal subgroups according to the presence of sicca symptoms, in addition to seventy five healthy controls. All patients were subjected to self-reported questionnaire about sicca symptoms, DAS 28, Unstimulated whole salivary flow rate (UWSFR), Schirmer's test, ESR, CRP, RF, Anti- CCP, Anti-Ro, Anti-La antibodies, serum and salivary CXC ligand 13 (CXCL13), B cell activating factor (BAFF), ultrasonography for major salivary gland and biopsy of minor salivary gland.
Citation: El-Barbary AM, Aboelhawa MA, Shahba AA, Shafik NM, Hamouda HE, et al. (2016) Salivary Glands Ultrasonography in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients. Its Role in Early Detection of Secondary Sjogren's Syndrome. J Rheum Dis Treat 2:041.