cheilitis

(redirected from chelitis)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to chelitis: actinic cheilitis, angular 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.
enlarge picture
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.
Enlarge picture
CHEILITIS

angular cheilitis

cheilitisillustration

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.