• Non inflammatory, non neoplastic swelling of salivary glands
  • Usually bilateral and painless, affecting the parotids

Etiology: Dysregulation of the autonomic innervation of the salivary glands.

  1. Drugs: Alcohol, Sympathomimetics (isoprenaline)
  2. Endocrine: Acromegaly, Diabetes mellitus, Pregnancy
  3. Metabolic: Liver cirrhosis, Anorexia nervosa/bulimia, Cystic fibrosis, Malnutrition
  4. HIV


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