[Classification criteria for Sjögren's syndrome--sensitivity and specificity of criteria of the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare (1977) and criteria of European community (1993)]

Nihon Rinsho. 1995 Oct;53(10):2371-5.
[Article in Japanese]

Abstract

In patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome sensitivity of Japanese criteria was 82.0% and specificity was 82.7%: sensitivity of European criteria was 73.3%, and specificity was 88.9%. In patients with secondary Sjögren's syndrome sensitivity of Japanese criteria was 74.5% and specificity was 85.7%: sensitivity of European criteria was 70.2%, and specificity was 89.3%. False-negative patients with decreased sensitivity of both criteria mostly showed a positive labial salivary gland biopsy without ovart dry mouth and dry eye symptoms. False-positive patients with decreasing specificity of both criteria were those who had only keratoconcunctivitis sicca without a positive labial salivary gland biopsy.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Europe
  • Humans
  • Japan
  • National Health Programs
  • Reference Standards
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Sjogren's Syndrome / diagnosis*