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Related to nicotine stomatitis: tobacco pouch keratosis
heat-stimulated lesions, usually on the palate, that begin with erythema and progress to multiple white papules with a red dot in the center. The red dot represents a dilated, inflamed salivary duct orifice.
oral mucosal changes that are caused by heat and irritation from smoking tobacco. The palatal mucosa may appear intensely red, later to become more keratinized and pale in color with characteristic red dots. Although nicotine stomatitis is not considered a precancerous lesion, smoking cessation is encouraged.
nicotine stomatitis, stomatitis nicotina
Fissuring and the formation of hyperkeratotic papules on the palate, usually caused by habitual pipe smoking. It is a form of precancer.
See also: stomatitis
nic·o·tine sto·ma·ti·tis(nikŏ-tēn stōmă-tītis)
Heat-stimulated lesions, usually on palate, which begin with erythema and progress to multiple white papules with a red dot in the center. The red dot represents a dilated, inflamed salivary duct orifice.