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Related to cheilitis: angular cheilitis, actinic cheilitis

cheilitis

 [ki-li´tis]
inflammation of the lips.
actinic cheilitis (cheilitis acti´nica) involvement of the lips after exposure to actinic rays, with pain and swelling and development of a scaly crust on the vermilion border; it may be acute or chronic. Called also solar cheilitis. (See Atlas 3, Part E.)
angular cheilitis single or multiple fissures and cracks at the corner of the mouth on one side or both sides, which in advanced stages may spread to the lips and cheeks. Causes include primary or superimposed infection with microorganisms such as Candida albicans, staphylococci, or streptococci; poor hygiene; drooling of saliva; overclosure of the jaws in patients without teeth or with ill-fitting dentures; riboflavin deficiency; or other causes. Called also perlèche.
solar cheilitis actinic cheilitis.

chei·li·tis

, chilitis (kī-lī'tis),
Inflammation of the lips or of a lip.
See also: cheilosis.
[cheil- + G. -itis, inflammation]

cheilitis

/chei·li·tis/ (ki-li´tis) inflammation of the lips.
actinic cheilitis  pain and swelling of the lips and development of a scaly crust on the vermilion border after exposure to actinic rays; it may be acute or chronic.
angular cheilitis  perlèche.
solar cheilitis  actinic c.

cheilitis

[kīlī′tis]
Etymology: Gk, cheilos, lip, itis, inflammation
an abnormal condition of the lips characterized by inflammation and cracking of the skin. There are several forms, including those caused by excessive exposure to sunlight, allergic sensitivity to cosmetics, and vitamin deficiency. Compare cheilosis.
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Irritant cheilitis

cheilitis

Dermatology Inflammation and/or cracking of the lips which may be 2º to a vitamin C or B complex, mineral deficiency, sunburn, cosmetics, dermatitis

chei·li·tis

, chilitis (kī-lī'tis)
Inflammation of the lips or of a lip.
See also: cheilosis
[G. cheilos, lips + G. -itis, inflammation]

cheilitis

, chelitis, chilitis (ki-lit'is ) [ chilo- + -itis]
Inflammation or chapping of the lips, esp. at their corners. This condition may be caused by exposure to sun, wind, or other elements or it may result from habitual lip licking. Synonym: angularcheilitis

actinic cheilitis

Solar cheilitis.
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CHEILITIS

angular cheilitis

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solar cheilitis

Precancerous damage to the lips (primarily the lower lip) due to excessive exposure to the sun.
Synonym: actinic cheilitis

cheilitis venenata

Dermatitis of the lips resulting from chemical irritants in lipsticks, lip cream, and various other materials.

cheilitis

Inflammation of the lips from any cause such as sunlight, thrush, vitamin B2 deficiency, streptococcal or staphylococcal infection or constant drooling at the corners.

chei·li·tis

, chilitis (kī-lī'tis)
Inflammation of the lips or of a lip.
[G. cheilos, lips + G. -itis, inflammation]

cheilitis

inflammation of the lips.
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Cheilitis granulomatosa: report of six cases and review of the literature.
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Lip swelling (78%, n=7/9) and angular cheilitis (67%, n=6/9) were the most common orofacial features of OFG.
Other adverse drug reactions associated with retinoid and its related products include: Mild or severe acne flare, dryness of skin, lips and mucous membranes, infection of the cuticles, cheilitis, itch, rosacea, skin fragility, skin peeling, rash, flushing, nose bleeds, dry eyes, diffuse alopecia areata, eye ir- ritation, conjunctivitis, reduced tolerance to contact lenses, hyperlipidemia, raised liver enzymes, perma- nent thin skin, headaches, temporary or permanent hair thinning (this could start or continue after treat- ment), myalgia and or arthralgia, back pain, raised blood glucose level, decreased libido or erectile dysfunction, increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate and fatigue.
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).
Granulomatous cheilitis and Borrelia burgdorferi: polymerase chain reaction and serologic studies in a retrospective case series of 12 patients.
Less commonly, persons may present with acute atrophic candidiasis or chronic hyperplastic candidiasis involving the tongue, or angular cheilitis (Arendorf et al.