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Salivary glands



Reviewers: Fatima Aly, M.D. and Charu Thakral, M.D.(see Reviewers page)
Revised: 16 June 2013, last major update March 2013
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● Clinical syndrome of dry mucosa, atrophy of tongue papillae with fissures, ulcerations, increased rates of dental caries especially at the gingival level of teeth
● Diverse etiology including autoimmune disease (Sjogren’s syndrome-dry eyes, inflammatory enlargement of salivary glands, xerostomia), drugs (anticholinergics), radiation therapy

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