cheilitis granulomatosa


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chei·li·tis gran·u·lo·ma·to·'sa

chronic, diffuse, soft swelling of the lips, of unknown etiology, microscopically characterized by noncaseating granulomatous inflammation.
See also: Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome.
Synonym(s): Meischer syndrome

cheilitis granulomatosa

A chronic swelling of the lips due to granulomatous inflammation, which some regard as a monosymptomatic form of Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome. It may be associated with Crohn’s disase, sarcoidosis or orofacial granulomatosis.

chei·li·tis gran·u·lo·ma·to·sa

(kī-lī'tis gran'yū-lō-mă-tō'să)
Chronic, diffuse, soft swelling of the lips, of unknown etiology, microscopically characterized by noncaseatinggranulomatous inflammation.
Synonym(s): Meischer syndrome.

chei·li·tis gran·u·lo·ma·to·sa

(kī-lī'tis gran'yū-lō-mă-tō'să)
Chronic, diffuse, soft swelling of the lips, of unknown etiology.
See also: Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome
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Cheilitis granulomatosa and Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome: evaluation of gastrointestinal involvement and therapeutic regimens in a series of 14 patients.
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.