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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of primary Sjögren's syndrome patients involved in this study

From: Regulatory mechanisms for the production of BAFF and IL-6 are impaired in monocytes of patients of primary Sjögren's syndrome

Patient characteristics Clinical data
Female (%) 100
Mean age ± SD (years) 50.5 ± 10.2
Subjective ocular dryness (%) 100
Subjective oral dryness (%) 100
Presence of anti-SSA/Ro (%) 61.5
Presence of anti-SSB/La (%) 23.1
Presence of rheumatoid factor (%) 53.8
Mean serum IgG ± SD (μg/ml) 1,979.6 ± 870.5
Steroid medication (%) 15.4
  1. IgG = immunoglobulin G.
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