What are the etiologies of sialadenosis?

Updated: May 12, 2020
  • Author: Adi Yoskovitch, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Answer

Etiologies fall into 5 major categories.

  • Nutritional (eg, vitamin deficiency, bulimia)

  • Endocrine (eg, diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism)

  • Metabolic (eg, obesity, cirrhosis, malabsorption)

  • Inflammatory/autoimmune (eg, Sjögren disease, Heerfordt syndrome)

  • Drug induced (eg, thiourea)


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