cheilitis


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Related to cheilitis: angular cheilitis, actinic cheilitis
  • noun

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inflammation and cracking of the skin of the lips

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The presence of aphthous ulcerations, gingival hyperplasia/OFG, diffuse gingival swelling, mucosal hyperplasia and fissuring cheilitis may have implications for dental care if pain is associated with any of these manifestations.
Lip swelling (78%, n=7/9) and angular cheilitis (67%, n=6/9) were the most common orofacial features of OFG.
A more severe condition could be angular cheilitis, an infection that causes deep cracking around the mouth.
These skeletal and soft-tissue features contribute to increased drooling, angular cheilitis (cracked corners of the mouth), a dry mouth and an increased prevalence and severity of fissured lower lips and the tongue.
Many of the mucocutaneous side effects, such as cheilitis, blepharo-conjunctivitis, pyogenic granulomata, irritant dermatitis, follicular eczema and scalp folliculitis, are outlined and illustrated, both in William Cunliffe's article, 'Mucocutaneous side-effects of isotretinoin and their management' and this issue's Gallery.
On the other hand, the presence of two manifestations or one with a granulomatous cheilitis in the eyelid biopsy is considered to be sufficient for the diagnosis (3).
Less commonly, persons may present with acute atrophic candidiasis or chronic hyperplastic candidiasis involving the tongue, or angular cheilitis (Arendorf et al.
Granulomatous cheilitis and Borrelia burgdorferi: polymerase chain reaction and serologic studies in a retrospective case series of 12 patients.
Multiple mucocutaneous side effects have been described with the use of multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitors, including hand-foot syndrome, various rashes, pruritus, cheilitis, mucositis, eyelid edema, subungual splinter hemorrhages, hair depigmentation, alopecia, and dry skin.
Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome, sometimes called cheilitis granulomatosa, is a rare condition of unknown etiology characterized by noncaseating granulomatous inflammation of the face with edema, facial nerve paralysis, and plication of the tongue.
Other self-destructive psychodermatoses include factitious cheilitis (compulsive destruction of the lips), onychotillomania (compulsive destruction of the nails), onychotillophagia (compulsive eating of the nails), trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling), and trichotillophagia (compulsive hair eating).
Unfortunately, eosin and some of its derivatives have shown sensitization or photosensitization, leading to cheilitis (inflammation of the red portion of the lips or more general allergic reactions).