SLE and dental erosion: a lethal cocktail

Fegan, David and Glennon, Mary Jacqueline (2014) SLE and dental erosion: a lethal cocktail. Tropical Doctor, 44 2: 122-123. doi:10.1177/0049475514521805

Author Fegan, David
Glennon, Mary Jacqueline
Title SLE and dental erosion: a lethal cocktail
Journal name Tropical Doctor   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0049-4755
Publication date 2014-04
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0049475514521805
Open Access Status
Volume 44
Issue 2
Start page 122
End page 123
Total pages 2
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A 13-year-old Pacific Island girl presented complaining of fever, joint pain and dry mouth. She was using limes to relieve her dry mouth. On examination, the most striking clinical finding was severe dental erosion and caries. Autoimmune serology confirmed a diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with possible Sjögren’s syndrome. The case illustrates the devastating consequence of excessive consumption of acidic citrus juice in sicca syndrome.
Keyword Immune
Pacific Islands
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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