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Sjogren's Syndrome | Classification for Ultrasonographic Changes Salivary Glands

Purpose:

To evaluate the parotid gland from a patient with possible Sjogren's syndrome using ultrasonography (US) as reported by Niemela et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

imaging studies, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

M35.0

Description:

Niemela et al used an ultrasonographic classification for changes in salivary glands associated with primary Sjogren's syndrome. This extends the grading scheme of Makula et al (see previous section) by the addition of a 4th grade. The authors are from Oulu University and Rheumatism Foundation Hospital (Heinola) in Finland.

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