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Big Data Breaks Down Sjögren’s Syndrome

Key clinical point: Linking patient characteristics to disease outcome could improve follow-up and surveillance.

Major finding: More severe disease was associated with younger age, male gender, and black/African American ethnicity.

Study details: Retrospective, population-based cohort study of 10,007 patients in the international Sjögren Big Data Consortium.

Disclosures: The study received no specific funding, and the authors have no relevant financial disclosures.


Brito-Zerón P et al. Rheumatology. 2019 Dec 24. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kez578.