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J Rheum Dis. 2015 Jun;22(3):146-153. Korean. Review. https://doi.org/10.4078/jrd.2015.22.3.146
Jung JY , Suh CH .
Department of Rheumatology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea. chsuh@ajou.ac.kr
Abstract

We reviewed the recent findings in diagnosis, pathogenesis and management of Sjogren's syndrome. New diagnostic classification criteria for Sjogren's syndrome were published by the American College of Rheumatology in 2012, and validation was completed. Salivary gland ultrasonography has been examined as a diagnostic and prognostic marker for Sjogren's syndrome, and the results have revealed that it has high specificity and low sensitivity. Disease activity assessment tools for Sjogren's syndrome have been developed and validated for upcoming clinical trials. Several associated genes were identified by genome-wide association studies, with large cohorts in Europe and China. Several single nucleotide polymorphisms of Sjogren's syndrome are related to germinal center formation and lymphoma development. New treatment modalities, including interleukin-1 receptor antagonist, anti-CD20, anti-BAFF/Blys, and CTLA4-immunoglobulin were investigated, but the optimal therapeutic compounds have yet to be found.

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