Measurement of whole unstimulated salivary flow in the diagnosis of Sjögren's syndrome.

  title={Measurement of whole unstimulated salivary flow in the diagnosis of Sj{\"o}gren's syndrome.},
  author={Paul M Speight and Arvind Kaul and Richard D Melsom},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  volume={51 4},
The criteria for a clinical diagnosis of Sjögren's syndrome remain controversial and vary widely from study to study. With respect to the oral component it is considered necessary to use some form of objective test, but many of those available are not suitable for use in a busy clinical situation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a simple method for measuring the whole unstimulated salivary flow. Twenty five patients with Sjögren's syndrome, 69 young control subjects, 20 age matched… CONTINUE READING
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