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Labial salivary gland biopsy in Sjögren's disease
  1. D. M. Chisholm,
  2. D. K. Mason
  1. Department of Oral Medicine, University of Glasgow Dental Hospital and School, Glasgow


    A labial biopsy technique is described and was used to study 40 patients with connective tissue disease and 60 postmortem subjects. More than one focus of lymphocytes per 4 sq mm of minor salivary tissue was found to be a consistent finding in patients with Sjögren's disease. The labial biopsy is shown to be a further valuable investigative procedure in such patients.

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