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788 Possible Causes for Xerostomia

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  • Stomatitis

    Xerostomia was significantly more common and severe in patients (46.9%) than in healthy controls, whereas the saliva flow rates did not differ.[] Poor oral hygiene is commonplace among this group, as is smoking and xerostomia, which also contribute to the development of denture stomatitis.[] Xerostomia is the most consistent and bothersome side effect of radiation therapy. A preventive approach and early treatment are important.[]

  • Acute Amphetamine Intoxication

    Abstract A marked increase of cases of amphetamine intoxication has been witnessed in Taiwan over the past two years, and poisoning accounts for the direct cause of death in some cases of them. We report a case of 30-year-old woman, who developed immobility, rigidity, mutism and staring after the intake of four[…][]

  • Acute Kidney Failure

    Carbon monoxide, albeit common, is rarely associated with renal failure. We report a case of CO-associated kidney failure requiring short-term dialysis. A 33 year-old male was found unconscious in a bathroom equipped with a propane-gas heater. The duration of exposure to carbon monoxide was unknown. The patient[…][]

  • Hemochromatosis

    To describe unusual retinal findings of a patient affected by hemochromatosis. Case report of a 49-year-old patient who presented a progressive loss of vision. Fundus photography, fluorescein angiography, full-field electroretinogram, autofluorescence imaging, and spectral domain optical coherence tomography were[…][]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Sjogren’s syndrome is an autoimmune condition that affects exocrine gland function, leading to a reduction in tear production (keratoconjunctivitis sicca), oral dryness (xerostomia[] Sjögren’s syndrome used in this and other studies, 36, 37 the frequency of the diagnosis depends heavily on the availability of specific tests for the evaluation of possible xerostomia[]

  • Dehydration

    Netherthon syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterized by ichthyosis, the characteristic hair abnormality trichorrhexis invaginata and atopic manifestations. We report a female child with the severe hypernatremic dehydration form of the Netherton syndrome born as the first child of[…][]

  • Sjogren's Syndrome

    Sjogren's syndrome, involving sicca symptoms with xerostomia, stomatitis, and considerable pain is a difficult-to-treat autoimmune disease where the treatment options are[] Sjogren's syndrome(SS) is a chronic autoimmune disease, which damages exocrine glands especially salivary and lacrimal glands, with xerostomia and xerophthalmia as common[] […] months and two years respectively, the patients were satisfied with function and aesthetics; restorations were comfortable, stable radiographic bone levels were noted and xerostomia[]

  • Oral Candidiasis

    In patients with T1D and neuropathy, more cases of xerostomia and decreased salivary flow were reported.[] It is generally associated with predisposing factors such as the use of immunosuppressive agents, antibiotics, prostheses, and xerostomia.[] Similarly, the occurrence of xerostomia during RT was significantly higher in the OIRR group (86.2%) than in the ONIRR group (52.9%).[]

  • Systemic Scleroderma

    SSc patients complained more frequently (78.8%) of oral symptoms (Xerostomia, dysgeusia, dysphagia and stomatodynia) than controls (28.7%) (χ² 40.23 p 0.001).[] (SSc) is an autoimmune disease that affects connective tissue, resulting in hardening skin, reduced vascular perfusion, gingival fibrosis, enlarged periodontal ligament, xerostomia[] The disease is characterized typically by facial lesions, such as telangiectasia, as well as xerostomia, a beak-shaped nose, reduced aperture of the lips (microcheilia), and[]

  • Radiation Stomatitis

    Xerostomia contributes to radiation-induced periodontal infection, dental caries, osteoradionecrosis, and poor digestion of carbohydrates.[] Pilocarpine Troches for Xerostomia Pilocarpine is indicated for the treatment of xerostomia secondary to radiation therapy of the head and neck.[] Aust Dent J 2002 Sep;47(3):249-53 An investigation into the use of pilocarpine as a sialagogue in patients with radiation induced xerostomia.[]

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