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 The purpose of this study was to investigate salivary tissue assessment with various sonoelastographic modalities (real-time tissue elastography, Virtual Touch imaging and quantification) in patients with Sjögren's syndrome as compared with an appropriate control group. (({{pubmed>long:27207020}}))   The purpose of this study was to investigate salivary tissue assessment with various sonoelastographic modalities (real-time tissue elastography, Virtual Touch imaging and quantification) in patients with Sjögren's syndrome as compared with an appropriate control group. (({{pubmed>long:27207020}}))  
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-Primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease, of slow progression, characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the exocrine glands, that leads to sicca symptoms, mainly xerophtalmia and xerostomia. It may involve any organ and lead to extraglandular manifestations, which also can precede typical glandular manifestations and delay the diagnosis of pSS. In the past years, better knowledge of the disease has led to improvement in treatment management.  (({{pubmed>long:21794757}}))  +
      
 Abnormalities of memory B cells seem to be closely involved in the pathogenesis of primary Sjögrens Syndrome (pSS) and its malignant complication, B cell lymphoma. Recent studies on B cells in pSS add to our understanding of the distinct memory B cell subsets in pSS. Reduction of peripheral memory CD27(+) B cells, most strikingly of the CD27(+)IgM(+) subset, may indicate a lack of appropriate censoring mechanisms and incomplete differentiation processes within the ectopic lymphoid tissues in pSS. This ectopically formed lymphoid tissue might protect autoreactive memory B cells from deletion by physiological check-points and, thereby, may contribute to the perpetuation of the disease as well as to an enhanced lymphoma risk.     (({{pubmed>long:20452465}}))  Abnormalities of memory B cells seem to be closely involved in the pathogenesis of primary Sjögrens Syndrome (pSS) and its malignant complication, B cell lymphoma. Recent studies on B cells in pSS add to our understanding of the distinct memory B cell subsets in pSS. Reduction of peripheral memory CD27(+) B cells, most strikingly of the CD27(+)IgM(+) subset, may indicate a lack of appropriate censoring mechanisms and incomplete differentiation processes within the ectopic lymphoid tissues in pSS. This ectopically formed lymphoid tissue might protect autoreactive memory B cells from deletion by physiological check-points and, thereby, may contribute to the perpetuation of the disease as well as to an enhanced lymphoma risk.     (({{pubmed>long:20452465}})) 
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