cheilitis

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inflammation and cracking of the skin of the lips

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Differential diagnosis includes contact cheilitis, atopic cheilitis, actinic cheilitis, etc.
Ultraviolet radiation can damage the skin in a number of ways such as sunburn, actinic keratosis, actinic elastosis, actinic cheilitis, triradiaite scars, senile comedones, purpura, poikiloderma and skin cancer.
In our case there was actinic cheilitis. Actinic cheilitis is a potentially malignant lesion that affects the lower lip of white patients who were frequently exposed to sun.
* potentially malignant disorders, including epithelial morphologic changes (leukoplakia) and actinic cheilitis;
"It's also good for premalignant epithelial targets such as actinic keratoses, actinic cheilitis, vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia, vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia, and oral leukoplakia," he said.
Referral to a dermatologist should be considered for those with AK of the lip (actinic cheilitis) since metastasis occurs commonly if SCC arises in this area.