cheilosis


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a disorder of the lips marked by scaling and fissures at the corners of the mouth

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Distribution of oral manifestations in subjects Suspected (n=50) Condition Present Absent n (%) n (%) Atropic mucosa 9 (18) 41 (82) Ulceration 5 (10) 45 (90) Periomylolysis 16 (32) 34 (68) Russell's finger 0 50 (100) Dental caries 39 (78) 11 (22) Angular cheilosis 1 (2) 49 (98) Tooth sensitivity 28 (56) 22 (44) Cervical abrasion 4 (8) 46 (92) Parotid gland enlargement 0 50 (100) Unsuspected (n=67) Condition Present Absent p value n (%) n (%) Atropic mucosa 8 (11.
The tongue may become edematous; lips may become extremely red and smooth and result in angular cheilosis.
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).
Manifestations may include cheilosis of the lips from vitamin B deficiency, bleeding gums, tooth loss, gingivitis from vitamin C deficiency and pale lips/ tongue.
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.
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.
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).