Table 2 Xerostomia and hyposalivation among HSCT recipients and donors (number of subjects (percentage))

From: Sicca symptoms and their impact on quality of life among very long-term survivors after hematopoietic SCT

Diagnosis Xerostomia Hyposalivation Both
Criterion Subjectively dry mouth Non-stim. flow 0.1 mL/min Stim flow 0.7 mL/min Xerostomia and hyposalivation
Recipient 23 (52%) 5 (11%)a 9 (20%) 9 (20%)b
Donor 3 (7%)c 1 (2%)a 3 (7%) 2 (5%)
  1. aAll subjects demonstrating insufficient non-stimulated salivary flow rates showed stimulated flow rates below 0.7 mL/min.
  2. bXerostomia and hyposalivation correlated with non-fractionated TBI (P<0.001) but not with the history of cGVHD.
  3. cWith one exception in the donor group all subjects (recipients and donors) that suffered from hyposalivation complained subjective mouth dryness.