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Sjogren's syndrome - an update for dental practitioners

Lookup NU author(s): Andrew Carr, Professor Fai Ng, Professor Francisco Figueiredo, Dr Iain Macleod, Professor Mark Greenwood, Dr Konrad Staines

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Abstract

Sjogren's syndrome (SS), an autoimmune, multi-factorial disorder, affects around 5% of females and 0.5% of males in the general population. The dental practitioner has a key role in recognising the clinical features of this condition, organising referral for specialist care and managing the oral health of these patients. In this article, we summarise the clinical manifestations, diagnosis and management of SS relevant to dental practitioners.


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Author(s): Carr AJ, Ng WF, Figueiredo F, Macleod RI, Greenwood M, Staines K

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Dental Journal

Year: 2012

Volume: 213

Issue: 7

Pages: 353-357

Print publication date: 12/10/2012

ISSN (print): 0007-0610

ISSN (electronic): 1476-5373

Publisher: Nature Publishing Group

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.890

DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.890


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