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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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.
1) Cheilitis granulomatosa (CG) is probably the most common diagnosis entertained in such cases.
Cheilitis granulomatosa and Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome: evaluation of gastrointestinal involvement and therapeutic regimens in a series of 14 patients.
Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome, sometimes called cheilitis granulomatosa, is a rare condition of unknown etiology characterized by noncaseating granulomatous inflammation of the face with edema, facial nerve paralysis, and plication of the tongue.