Is There an Increased Arterial Stiffness in Patients with Primary Sjogren's Syndrome?


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DEMIRCI M. S. , KARABULUT G. , GUNGOR O., ÇELTİK A. , OK E. , KABASAKAL Y.

INTERNAL MEDICINE, cilt.55, ss.455-459, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Objective Primary Sjogren's syndrome (pSS) is a common chronic autoimmune disease that primarily affects the salivary and lacrimal glands. Arterial stiffness is one of the earliest detectable manifestations of adverse structural and functional changes within the vessel wall. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between arterial stiffness and pSS.