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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

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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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]
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Boy with hypohidrotic ED displaying scarce, fine, and silky hair, alopecia of the eyebrows, prominent frontal bossing, discrete deformity and low implantation of the ear (a and b), angular cheilitis (arrow), dry and scaly skin, and perioral dermatitis and fissures (c).
The dentist was requested to document the following oral manifestations on a data collection sheet that was designed for the study: soft and hard palate ulcers, ecchymosis, petechiae, lupus mucosae oris, cheilitis, candida, discoid, herpes simplex, gingivitis, periodontal disease, cavities, and missing teeth.
Discoid lesions on the lip vermilion and cheilitis can also be found; of note, these lesions spread into perioral skin (3, 12).
Table Types of Nutrient Deficiency Caused by Heavy Drinking and the Associated Signs and Symptoms Selected Nutrient Deficiency Signs/Symptoms Magnesium Insulin resistance, muscle cramps Selenium Myopathy, cardiomyopathy Vitamin B1/Thiamine Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, neurologic symptoms Vitamin B2/Riboflavin Glossitis, cheilitis, and lingual papillae atrophy Vitamin A/Retinol Abnormal dark adaptation, rough skin Vitamin C Scurvy with purpura and petechiae Vitamin D Altered bone metabolism, altered gut barrier/immune function Vitamin E Oxidative stress Niacin Skin photosensitivity, confusion, pellagra Folate, S-Adenosylmethionine Anemia, altered methylation, epigenetic effects
Our patient's painful oral lesions were highly suggestive of secondary syphilis: depapillary erythematous patches on the dorsal aspect of the tongue (also known as plaques en prairie fauchee) and a split papule on the oral commissure (also known as fausse perleche or false angular cheilitis) [11, 15, 18-22].
The pathological differential diagnosis of MEC of the lacrimal gland may include inverted duct papillomas, cheilitis glandularis, necrotizing sialometaplasia, cystadenoma, cystadenocarcinoma, sebaceous carcinoma and other clear cell tumours, adenosquamous carcinoma, metastatic squamous cell carcinoma, and rarely pleomorphic adenoma.
Sarkany, "Crohn's disease with metastatic cutaneous involvement and granulomatous cheilitis," Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, vol.
Presence of granulomatous cheilitis in the biopsy together with one or two of these clinical findings could be sufficient for MRS diagnosis (2).
Therefore, depending on the clinical manifestation, differential diagnosis are trauma caused by bites, fibroepithelial hyperplasia, lichen planus, pemphigus vulgaris, ulcer associated with trauma, angular cheilitis, spinocellular carcinoma, aphthous ulcers, and leukoplakia (Table 1).
It's characteristic features are: necrolytic migratory erythema (NME), weight loss, DM or glucose intolerance, mucosal abnormalities (such as glossitis, cheilitis, stomatitis), diarrhea [4].
(3) Oral CD may present as mucosal cobblestoning, mucosal tags, deep linear ulcerations, gingival hyperplasia, lip Assuring, aphthous ulcers and angular cheilitis. (5) Upon histopathological examination, the typical linear fissures and ulcerations from the oral cavity appear the same as intestinal Crohn's disease.
The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and relapse rates with low-dose (0.5 mg/kg/day) isotretinoin in cases of acne vulgaris and study its mucocutaneous (cheilitis, dry skin, dry mouth, retinoid dermatitis, photosensitivity, etc.) and biochemical [altered liver function tests (LFTs) and lipid profile] adverse effects.