Last updated on May 2018

Echo Systemic Sclerosis


Brief description of study

Systemic sclerosis is an autoimmune connective tissue disease with undefined etiology and characterized by progressive fibrosis of the skin and major organs. Dry eyes and / or buccal syndrome is commonly reported in patients with systemic sclerosis. Goujerot-Sjogren syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disorder that is characterized by dryness of the eyes (xerophthalmia) and / or mouth (xerostomia). It may be primary or secondary to another connective tissue disease (such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or other). Several criteria have been validated to classify the SS but require a labial salivary gland biopsy, invasive act which complications can sometimes be reported (hematoma, lip sensory defect).

Several scores based on the evaluation of the ultrasound homogeneity of the salivary glands were developed but no studies have evaluated ultrasound abnormalities of salivary glands in patients with systemic sclerosis.

Detailed Study Description

Descriptive explorative study of three population showing sicca symptoms (Systemic sclerosis, Gougerot-Sjogren syndrome, Sicca-Asthenia-Polyalgia syndrome).

Patient will be enrolled in the rheumatology department of University hospital of Clermont-Ferrand (France).

Salivary glands ultrasonography will be performed on all patients enrolled by the same expert and blinded to the diagnosis of the patient. Echostructure of the two salivary glands will be graded 0 to 4 and the size calculated.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03143413

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CHU Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand, France
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Recruitment Status: Open


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