Date: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Session Type: ACR Poster Session A
Session Time: 9:00AM-11:00AM
Methods: Patients were included according 1990 and 2010 ACR Classification criteria. Patients taking drugs that cause xerostomia were excluded as well as the ones presenting other rheumatologic diseases. Xerostomia was assessed by interrogation and physical examination, and a sialometry was performed in order to determinate the decrease of salival flow. A sialometry was positive if the saliva flow was under 1.5 ml in 15 minutes. In case of presenting positive sialometry patients were studied to rule out Sjogren Syndrome with laboratory and minor salivary gland biopsy.
Results: 50 patients were recruited during the study. The 100 % of them were women. The mean age was 47 years old (DS+-8.5), while the mean time of evolution of FM was 6 years. 29 patients reported xerostomia of which 4 presented positive sialometry. No positive sialometry was found in the group that did not referred xerostomia. Smoking was more prevalent in patients with FM who did not report xerostomia with respect of those who reported xerostomia (31.8% vs 6.9%, p 0.02). There were not associations between xerostomia and hypothyroidism, diabetes or menopause. The presence of Sjogren Syndrome was rule out in those 4 patients whose sialometry was positive.
Conclusion: The prevalente of xerostomía was 51%. No statistically significant associations were found in patients who reported xerostomia. A decrease in objective salivary flow was not demonstrated in patients with FM.
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Lloves N, Secco A, Durigan V, Scarafia S, Romanini F Sr., Mamani M. Xerostomia in Patients with Fibromyalgia [abstract]. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017; 69 (suppl 10). https://acrabstracts.org/abstract/xerostomia-in-patients-with-fibromyalgia/. Accessed December 8, 2021.
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