Oral complaints in progressive systemic sclerosis: two cases report.

@article{Cazal2008OralCI,
  title={Oral complaints in progressive systemic sclerosis: two cases report.},
  author={Cl{\'a}udia Cazal and Ana Paula Veras Sobral and Ridel Frota S{\'a} Nogueira Neves and Francisco Wagner Vasconcelos Freire Filho and Alvaro Bezerra Cardoso and M{\'a}rcia Maria Fonseca da Silveira},
  journal={Medicina oral, patologia oral y cirugia bucal},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={E114-8}
}
Progressive systemic sclerosis is a chronic sclerotic disease which causes diffuse, increased deposition of extracellular matrix in connective tissue with vascular abnormalities, resulting in tissue hypoxia. Aesthetic and facial dysfunction are followed by important oral and facial manifestation of disturbances such as xerostomia, the lack of saliva in the mouth, and its associated complications. Most clinical manifestations begin with tongue rigidity. The facial skin changes and bone… CONTINUE READING