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Title: Xerostomia due to systemic disease: a review of 20 conditions and mechanisms
Post by: ashler on February 16, 2015, 12:01:21 PM
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Xerostomia is a common complaint of nearly half of the elderly population and about one-fifth of younger adults. It causes several signs and symptoms, and compromise oral functions and health-related quality-of-life. Multiple reasons are proposed to describe the etiology of xerostomia such as local factors, psychogenic factors, and systemic diseases. In order to manage xerostomia effectively, identification of the main causality is mandatory. The aim of this review was to present systemic diseases leading to xerostomia with their mechanisms of action

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4160670/
Title: Re: Xerostomia due to systemic disease: a review of 20 conditions and mechanisms
Post by: Head2Toe on February 16, 2015, 05:28:04 PM
I've been doing some research on Sarcoidosis and was surprised to learn that dry eyes and mouth are common symptoms of that disease - as are a number of other SJS-type complaints :o
Title: Re: Xerostomia due to systemic disease: a review of 20 conditions and mechanisms
Post by: ashler on February 17, 2015, 02:45:50 AM
I've been doing some research on Sarcoidosis and was surprised to learn that dry eyes and mouth are common symptoms of that disease - as are a number of other SJS-type complaints :o

i tested for this last week, waiting for my results.
Title: Re: Xerostomia due to systemic disease: a review of 20 conditions and mechanisms
Post by: Linda196 on February 17, 2015, 02:53:50 AM
I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis in 1979, and because of that, when my dry eyes and mouth started, I just said "oh it's the sarc" and didn't follow up. My GP took it further, referred me to my rheumy, and I added a DX of Sjogren's based on elevated ss-A and ss-B.

Some literature states sarc as exclusionary criteria for Sjogren's (ie. if you have sarc you can't be DXd with Sjogren's) but my docs don't follow that school of thought, and I have both.