What are systems used to classify Sjögren syndrome?

Updated: Mar 05, 2021
  • Author: Sriya K Ranatunga, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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A number of classification criteria for Sjögren syndrome were designed primarily for clinical research studies but are also often used to help guide clinical diagnoses. The American-European Consensus Group’s criteria for the classification of Sjögren syndrome were proposed in 2002 and are the most commonly used criteria for the diagnosis of Sjögren syndrome. A new set of classification criteria was developed by the Sjögren’s International Collaborative Clinical Alliance (SICCA) investigators and accepted as a provisional criteria set by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) in 2012.

In 2012, investigators from the SICCA team and the EULAR Sjögren’s Task Force formed the International Sjögren’s Syndrome Criteria Working Group. The Task Force's work was published in 2016 as ACR/European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) classification criteria for primary Sjögren syndrome. [2]


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