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Table 2 Serological characteristics in female and male patients with pSS

From: Long-term follow-up in primary Sjögren’s syndrome reveals differences in clinical presentation between female and male patients

  Women n = 899% (frequency) Men n = 68% (frequency) p value
Item VI.a Autoantibodies    
Ro/SSA and/or La/SSB positive 71% (640/899) 81% (54/67) 0.1
Ro/SSA positive 68% (612/897) 76% (51/67) 0.18
La/SSB positive 41% (367/894) 57% (38/67) 0.01
Ro/SSA and La/SSB positive 38% (342/892) 52% (35/67) 0.02
ANA positive 74% (660/895) 87% (58/67) 0.02
  1. Italicized values indicate statistically significant findings (p < 0.05)
  2. aAccording to the 2002 Revised American-European Consensus Group criteria for Sjögren’s syndrome