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Criteria for the Diagnosis of Xerostomia

Purpose:

To identify xerostomia using clinical findings reflecting reduced salivary flow.

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

K11.7

Description:

Xerostomia refers to a dry mouth caused by a decreased salivary gland flow in a patient with adequate hydration. It may occur as an isolated finding or as one of the findings in Sjogren's syndrome.

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