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May 2024
Fadi Hassan MD, Mohammad E. Naffaa MD

Since the introduction of the international study group (ISG) criteria for the diagnosis of Behçet's disease (BD) in the early 1990s by Yazici and colleagues [1] and the international criteria for BD (ICBD) by Davatchi and colleagues in 2014 [2], great progress has been achieved in the diagnosis of BD with fairly high sensitivity and specificity rates. However, a small, but very challenging and unique minority might not fulfill these criteria, at least at presentation. These patients are most challenging as they may present with life-threatening vascular or neurological manifestations. If the diagnosis BD is delayed, the risk for morbidity and even mortality might be increased. Therefore, we should aim for early diagnosis and prompt treatment.

April 2016
Chiara Baldini MD, Nicoletta Luciano MD, Marta Mosca MD and Stefano Bombardieri MD

In recent years, salivary gland ultrasonography (SGUS) has emerged as a promising tool for the diagnosis and prognostic stratification of patients with primary and secondary Sjögren’s syndrome. Several studies have emphasized that salivary ultrasonography could be a highly specific tool for the diagnosis of the disease. However, before it can be used in daily clinical practice the SGUS procedure needs standardization and validation in larger disease-control groups. In this review we provide an update on the role of SGUS in the diagnostic algorithm of primary Sjögren’s syndrome.

 

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