Oral microbial flora in Sjögren's syndrome.

  title={Oral microbial flora in Sj{\"o}gren's syndrome.},
  author={Annica Almst{\aa}hl and U Kroneld and Andrej Tarkowski and Maude B Wikstr{\"o}m},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={26 1},
OBJECTIVE To study presence of microorganisms associated with caries, gingivitis, oral opportunistic infections, and extent of hyposalivation in dentate patients with primary and secondary Sjögren's syndrome (SS). METHODS An oral clinical examination was performed. The salivary flow was measured and a rinsing sample analyzed for presence of specific microorganisms. The results were compared to those of healthy controls matched for sex, age, and number of teeth. RESULTS In patients with… CONTINUE READING
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