Actinic (solar) cheilitis (actinic cheilosis
, sailor's lip) (Fig.
Physical findings include arthritis (90%), peripheral lymphadenopathy (up to 50%), low-grade fever (one third of cases), neurologic signs (up to 20%), polyserositis, uveitis, cheilosis
, glossitis, purpura, and splenomegaly.
Such lesions are collectively referred to as keratinizing lesions of the oral cavity and are inclusive of reactive lesions (frictional keratosis, smokeless tobacco induced keratosis, nicotine stomatitis, hairy tongue, hairy leukoplakia), immune mediated lesions (lichen planus, discoid lupus erythematosus, graft versus host disease), pre-neoplastic and neoplastic diseases (actinic cheilosis
, leukoplakia, proliferative verrucous leukoplakia, verrucous carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma), and infections (squamous cell papilloma, verruca vulgaris, condyloma accuminatum, molluscum contagiosum and verruciform xanthoma).
Ariboflavinosis (riboflavin deficiency) is associated with weakness, cheilosis
(fissures in the skin at the angles of the mouth), angular stomatitis (inflammation of the mucous lining of the mouth) and anemia.
If your lower lip is puffy and has red or white spots, you may have a precancerous condition called actinic cheilosis
, koilonychia, pica and behavioral disturbances in children may also be present.
The women presented with marked oral redness and soreness, atrophy of oral mucosa and tongue papillae, and angular cheilosis
. Nine patients had dysphonia.
Adverse effects (Table 2) were more frequently associated with verum than placebo treatment and markedly so for skin rashes and cheilosis
(n = 22), diarrhoea (n = 8) and amenorrhoea (n = 6).
fruits) and drinking large quantities of diet soda, all of which are extremely acidic, contribute to increased rate of tooth erosion, leading to thin or discolored enamel with sharp or notched appearance of incisal edges, raised amalgams, open anterior bites, and cheilosis
(Bishop et al., 1994; Little, 2002; Touyz et al., 1993).