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Source: COVID-19 Symptoms  Sep 10, 2021  2 years, 7 months, 1 week, 6 hours, 31 minutes ago

Study Published In Journal Of Dental Research Adds Xerostomia Or Dry Mouth As New COVID-19 Symptom Especially Infection By Delta Variants

Study Published In Journal Of Dental Research Adds Xerostomia Or Dry Mouth As New COVID-19 Symptom Especially Infection By Delta Variants
Source: COVID-19 Symptoms  Sep 10, 2021  2 years, 7 months, 1 week, 6 hours, 31 minutes ago
COVID-19-Symptoms:  A new study by researchers from the Laboratory of Oral Histopathology, Health Sciences Faculty, University of Brasilia-Brazil has found that dry mouth or Xerostomia is another new symptom of experienced by those with COVID-19. Dry mouth is also a more common symptom in those infected with the Delta variants according to sources not involved with the study.

 
The study team conducted a detailed meta-analysis study of 183 past research papers covering data from 64,876 patients with COVID-19 worldwide for the last few months during which the Delta variant was more dominant.
 
The overall prevalence of taste disorders was 38% (95% CI = 22% to 56%, I2 = 98%). Hypogeusia, dysgeusia, and ageusia were also evaluated by a meta-analysis, and the pooled prevalence was 34% for hypogeusia, 33% for dysgeusia, and 26% for ageusia. Taste disorders were associated with a positive COVID-19 test (odds ratio [OR] = 7.54, 95% CI = 5.24 to 10.86, I2 = 93%, P < 0.00001), showing high certainty of evidence. However, the association between taste disorders and mild/moderate severity of COVID-19 (OR = 1.63, 95% CI = 1.33 to 1.99, I2 = 69%, P < 0.0001) and female patients with COVID-19 (OR = 1.77, 95% CI = 1.26 to 2.48, I2 = 79%, P = 0.001) presented low certainty of evidence.
 
Interestingly, Xerostomia was a new feature of this update, and the pooled data demonstrated a prevalence of 43% (95% CI = 36% to 50%, I2 = 71%) in patients with COVID-19. Regarding oral mucosal lesions, the most common clinical pattern was aphthous like, followed by herpes-like lesions, candidiasis, glossitis/depapillation/geographic tongue, parotitis, and angular cheilitis. Oral lesions were more frequent in the tongue, lips, and palate, presenting miscellaneous clinical aspects that are more likely to represent coinfections.
 
The study findings suggests that the triad xerostomia, taste dysfunction, and oral mucosal lesions as common manifestations in patients with COVID-19.
 
The COVID-19-Xerostomia study team however said that the study findings are under discussion, and more studies will be necessary to confirm their association with direct SARS-CoV-2 infection in the oral cavity.
 
The study findings were published in the peer reviewed In Journal Of Dental Research. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/00220345211029637
 
The study findings It was reported that many as 40 percent of individuals infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus may experience symptoms of dry mouth or xerostomia (as it’s known medically) during or after the illness. Some individuals may even develop dry mouth even before any other COVID-19 symptoms.
 
Kevin M. Byrd, DDS, PhD, Anthony R. Volpe Research Scholar & Manager of Oral & Craniofacial Research, Lab of Oral & Craniofacial Innovation (LOCI); American Dental Association Science & Research Institute told Thailand Medical News,  “Interestingly this is even higher than the number of individuals who report a loss of taste upon being diagnosed with COVID-19 or infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.”
 
Dry mouth, or xerostomia (zeer-o-STOE-me-uh), refers to a condition in which the salivary glands in your mouth don't make enough saliva to keep your mouth wet. Your salivary glands normally produce saliva, which releases into the mouth via ducts