Does Fasting During Ramadan Increase the Risk of the Development of Sialadenitis?

Michael V. Joachim; Yasmine Ghantous; Suleiman Zaaroura; Kutaiba Alkeesh; Tameem Zoabi; Imad Abu el-Na'aj

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BMC Oral Health. 2020;20(156) 

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Conclusion

Our study indicates that fasting (and subsequent dehydration) in Ramadan may increase the risk for the development of acute sialadenitis. The Muslim population and their physicians should be made aware of this risk in order to provide fast and effective treatment.

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