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The Use of Salivary Gland Scintigraphy for Diagnosis of Primary Sjögren Syndrome and Thyroid Disease in Patients with Dry Mouth

 Keun Jeong Park  ;  Bok Eum Kim  ;  Jung Eun Lee  ;  YounJung Park  ;  Jeong-Seung Kwon  ;  Hyung-Joon Ahn  ;  Jong-Hoon Choi 
 Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, Vol.44(4) : 179-182, 2019-12 
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 Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain 
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Burning mouth syndrome ; Radionuclide imaging ; Sjogren’s syndrome ; Thyroid diseases ; Xerostomia
Sjögren syndrome (SS) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by dryness of the mouth and eyes due to lymphocytic infiltration of the exocrine glands. In American European Consensus Group (AECG) criteria, abnormal salivary gland scintigraphy (SGS) result is one of the objective signs of SS and it has been proposed as a valid and non-invasive alternative approach to functional evaluation of salivary gland, especially in the case when unstimulated whole salivary flow is more than 1.5 mL in 15 minutes or other AECG criteria is unmet. Patients with SS are more likely to have the thyroid disease (TD), but this association remains controversial. We present a case of the use of SGS for diagnosis of primary SS and TD in patients with dry mouth and burning sensation of tongue. Through this case, we suggest the usefulness of salivary scintigraphy for screening TD in addition to diagnosis of SS.
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Kwon, Jeong Seung(권정승) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4584-7355
Park, Youn-Jung(박연정) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9152-7849
Ahn, Hyoung Joon(안형준)
Choi, Jong Hoon(최종훈) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3211-3619
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