cheilitis granulomatosa

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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In CD, oral lesions usually are more IBD-specific (such as cobblestoning, lip and tongue fissures, mucogingivitis, and cheilitis granulomatosa) but also a-specific lesions can be observed (e.g., aphthous stomatitis) [5-8].
Possible differential diagnoses of CG may include contact cheilitis and cheilitis granulomatosa [1, 2, 5].
In the event of a difficulty in making a differential diagnosis between CG and cheilitis granulomatosa, a biopsy can be helpful as the latter can exhibit noncaseating granulomas; however, this feature is only observed in 40 to 50% of the cases.
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Intralesional injection of triamcinolone in the treatment of cheilitis granulomatosa. Arch Dermatol 1965;92(6):695-696.
(1) Cheilitis is classified into various types: angular cheilitis, actinic cheilitis, contact cheilitis, plasma cell cheilitis, cheilitis gland-ularis, cheilitis granulomatosa, exfoliative cheilitis and factitious cheilitis.
Atopy, actinic damage, cheilitis granulomatosa, plasma cell cheilitis, contact dermatitis, discoid lupus erythematosus and neoplasia should be considered in the differential diagnosis of crusted and ulcerated lesions of the lip.
Spirochetes--the posible etological factor of the cheilitis granulomatosa. Chin Med Sci J.
Cheilitis granulomatosa: overview of 13 patients with long-term follow-up-results of management.
(1) Cheilitis granulomatosa (CG) is probably the most common diagnosis entertained in such cases.