Major salivary gland function in primary Sjogren's syndrome and its relationship to clinical features Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Salivary Glands
  • Sjogren's Syndrome

abstract

  • Unstimulated and stimulated salivary secretions of both the parotid and submandibular/sublingual glands were studied in 64 patients with primary Sj√∂gren's syndrome to define further salivary changes in this disorder. The stimulated flows of the submandibular/sublingual glands were below normal in 56 of 64 patients, while stimulated parotid flows were decreased in only 35. Compositional changes of the submandibular saliva paralleled changes of parotid saliva, and these data suggest that ductal electrolyte resorption is altered in the glands of patients. Finally, stimulated parotid flow rates correlated inversely with focus scores of the minor salivary gland biopsies.

publication date

  • January 1990

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 2332852

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 318

end page

  • 22

volume

  • 17

number

  • 3