Severe dental caries as the first presenting clinical feature in primary sjÖgren's syndrome

Ahmadi, Elham. and Fallahi, Sasan. and Alaeddini, Mojgan. and Hasani Tabatabaei, Masoomeh. (2013) Severe dental caries as the first presenting clinical feature in primary sjÖgren's syndrome. Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine, 4 (3). pp. 731-734.


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Background: SjÖgren's syndrome is an autoimmune syndrome involving the exocrine glands specially the salivary and lacrimal glands leading to xerostomia and xerophtalmia. This paper presents a case with primary SjÖgren's syndrome that severe dental caries were the first clinical manifestation. Case Presentation: A 42-year-old man was referred to the School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences due to unexplained severe dental decays. After systematic evaluation and consultation with the rheumatologist and the ophthalmologist, the diagnosis of primary SjÖgren's syndrome was suggested and confirmed by serologic and histopathologic study. Conclusion: Primary SjÖgren's syndrome should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with early severe dental caries.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: artificial tear; fluoride; hydroxychloroquine; lubricating agent; mouthwash; prednisolone; saliva substitute; xylitol, adult; anamnesis; arthralgia; article; blood analysis; case report; clinical feature; conjunctivitis; consultation; dental caries; dental health; dental procedure; diet restriction; disease severity; dry eye; dysphagia; histopathology; human; human tissue; joint stiffness; keratoconjunctivitis sicca; lip biopsy; lymphocytic infiltration; lymphocytopenia; male; medical history; mouth examination; mouth hygiene; ophthalmology; photophobia; rheumatology; sialoadenitis; Sjoegren syndrome
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
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Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2017 09:44
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018 08:56

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