Background/aim:1397645907We aimed to analyze the value of 3 serial sections, spaced 2001397645907μm1397645907apart,1397645907for quantification of lymphocyte and plasma cell foci in1397645907minor salivary gland biopsy (MSGB).1397645907 Materials and methods:1397645907Labial MSGBs from 69 patients with Sjögren's syndrome (SS) and scleroderma were used for this study. Each sample was prepared as 3 serial sections spaced 2001397645907μm apart.1397645907Lymphocytic and plasma cell focus score (LFS, PFS) were determined for each section, and the diagnostic results were compared to those obtained from a single section. Results: For 22 of the 69 patients, all 3 sections1397645907were scored at1397645907
Sjögren?s syndrome, focus score, multilevel examination
SARIOĞLU, SÜLEN; KÜÇÜK, ÜLKÜ; ÇETİN, PINAR; SARI, İSMAİL; and BİRLİK, AHMET MERİH
"Minor salivary gland evaluation: Sjögren?s syndrome,"
Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 46:
1, Article 11.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol46/iss1/11