Author Topic: Xerostomia due to systemic disease: a review of 20 conditions and mechanisms  (Read 3227 times)

ashler

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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



http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4160670/
Male, born in 1977. sicca symptoms started in June 2012 (I was 35). White coated tongue. Macroglossia. Salivary glands disorded confirmed. Lip biopsy results match the Grade 2 of the Chisholm & Mason criteria.
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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
Female-57; Endometriosis (dx-1977); Cervical Osteoarthritis (dx 2014); Laryngeal Reflux (dx 2015); Seronegative & Negative Lip Biopsy

ashler

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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.
Male, born in 1977. sicca symptoms started in June 2012 (I was 35). White coated tongue. Macroglossia. Salivary glands disorded confirmed. Lip biopsy results match the Grade 2 of the Chisholm & Mason criteria.
Tongue photos http://www.medhelp.org/user_photos/list/2076759

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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.
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