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The development of lymphoid infiltrates in the salivary and lacrimal glands of patients with chronic rheumatoid arthritis is a curious and unexplained phenomenon often leading to dryness of the mouth and eyes (Sjögren's syndrome). The author has performed sialography and has measured flow rates in 92 inpatients with rheumatoid arthritis and 92 control dental clinic patients matched for age and sex. The methods are well described and supplemented by a thoughtful bibliography. The monograph includes some excellent photographs of sialograms and parotid gland biopsies performed in 15 patients with xerostomia and arthritis.
Sialodochiectasis was found in 15% of patients with
The Parotid Gland in Subjects With and Without Rheumatoid Arthritis. A Sialographs and Physiologic Study.. Ann Intern Med. ;70:1293. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-6-1293_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(6):1293.
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