cheilosis


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cheilosis

/chei·lo·sis/ (ki-lo?sis) fissuring and dry scaling of the vermilion surface of the lips and angles of the mouth, a characteristic of riboflavin deficiency.
angular cheilosis  perleche.

chei·lo·sis

or chi·lo·sis (kī-lō′sĭs)
n.
A disorder of the lips often due to riboflavin deficiency and other B-complex vitamin deficiencies and characterized by fissures, especially in the corners of the mouth.

cheilosis

[kīlō′sis]
a noninflammatory disorder of the lips and mouth characterized by bilateral scales and fissures, resulting from a deficiency of riboflavin in the diet.

cheilosis

 [ki-lo´sis]
fissuring and dry scaling of the vermilion surface of the lips and angles of the mouth, a characteristic of riboflavin deficiency.

cheilosis (kē·lē·ōˑ·sis),

n may indicate riboflavin deficiency in the diet; bilateral fissures and scales appear around the lips and mouth.
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Cheilosis.

cheilosis

fissuring and dry scaling of the lips and angles of the mouth, a characteristic of riboflavin deficiency.

chei·lo·sis

, chilosis (kī-lō'sis),
A condition characterized by dry scaling and fissuring of the lips, attributed by some clinicians to riboflavin deficiencies and other nutritional requirements.
See also: cheilitis.
[cheil- + G. -osis, condition]

chei·lo·sis

, chilosis (kī-lō'sis)
A condition characterized by dry scaling and fissuring of the lips and angle of the mouth caused by riboflavin deficiency.
See also: cheilitis
Compare: rhagades
[cheil- + G. -osis, condition]

chei·lo·sis

, chilosis (kī-lō'sis)
Condition characterized by dry scaling and fissuring of lips, attributed by some clinicians to riboflavin deficiencies and other nutritional requirements.
See also: cheilitis
[cheil- + G. -osis, condition]
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The tongue may become edematous; lips may become extremely red and smooth and result in angular cheilosis.
Results of clinical evaluation (n = 23 patients) Condition Percentage of patients Glossitis 48% Anemia 48% Cheilosis 26% Poor healing 48% Hair loss 52%
LIPS If your lower lip is puffy and has red or white spots, you may have a precancerous condition called actinic cheilosis.