Etiology, evaluation, and management of xerostomia

Jillian W. Millsop, Elizabeth A. Wang, Nasim Fazel

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Abstract

Xerostomia is defined as the complaint of oral dryness. It is a condition that primarily affects older adults and can have a significant negative effect on one's quality of life. Patients with xerostomia often do not have objective signs of hyposalivation. The underlying etiology of xerostomia includes a variety of systemic diseases and local factors. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive review of the differential diagnosis, evaluation, and management of xerostomia. Prompt diagnosis and management can alleviate the clinical manifestations of this debilitating condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)468-476
Number of pages9
JournalClinics in Dermatology
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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