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cheilosis

 [ki-lo´sis]
fissuring and dry scaling of the vermilion surface of the lips and angles of the mouth, a characteristic of riboflavin deficiency.

chei·lo·sis

, chilosis (kī-lō'sis),
A condition characterized by dry scaling and fissuring of the lips, attributed by some clinicians to riboflavin deficiencies and other nutritional requirements.
See also: cheilitis.
[cheil- + G. -osis, condition]

chei·lo·sis

, chilosis (kī-lō'sis)
A condition characterized by dry scaling and fissuring of the lips and angle of the mouth caused by riboflavin deficiency.
See also: cheilitis
Compare: rhagades
[cheil- + G. -osis, condition]

cheilosis

A zone of rawness along the line of closure of the lips that is a feature of vitamin B deficiency diseases such as PELLAGRA.

chei·lo·sis

, chilosis (kī-lō'sis)
Condition characterized by dry scaling and fissuring of lips, attributed by some clinicians to riboflavin deficiencies and other nutritional requirements.
See also: cheilitis
[cheil- + G. -osis, condition]
References in periodicals archive ?
Angular cheilosis (fissures at the comers of mouth) and atrophy of the tongue papillae are some of the minor symptoms of riboflavin deficiency (2).
The vermilion border of her lips was free from scaling and fissuring or cheilosis and angular stomatitis, which could be a symptom of riboflavin deficiency.
The physical examination includes observation of lost subcutaneous fat or muscle wasting; presacral, pretibial, or ankle edema; ascites; abnormal hair; dermatoses; eye diseases; irregular or soft nails; cheilosis; swollen or bleeding gums; and glossitis.
Thus vitamin B complex administration may relieve glossitis, inflammation of tongue and cheilosis in OSMF patients.
et al children had night blindness in 35.9%, xerosis conjunctiva in 9.2%, Bitot's spots in 14.2%, nasolabial dyssebacea in 6.8%, angular stomatitis in 6.8%, cheilosis in 8.7% red and raw tongue in 1.6%, pellagrous dermatosis in 13.3%, bleeding gums in 15.2%, ecchymoses in 6.1%, lack of lustre of hair in 26.5%, thinness and sparseness of hair in 24.3%, prevalence of anaemia in children was 34%, 15.9% children had phrynoderma [9] In Rema N et al prevalence of anaemia in boys was 44.08% and in girls was 52.21%, prevalence of vitamin A deficiency in boys was 5.65% and in girls was 8.64%.
Oral health care professionals are in a position to identify possible nutrient deficiencies by looking for certain signs and symptoms, including stomatitis, glossitis, soreness, tingling, or burning of the tongue, bleeding gingiva without the obvious presence of periodontitis or gingivitis, angular cheilosis, and oral ulcerations.
Angular cheilosis: cracking at corners of the mouth
This condition may permit saliva retention, promoting angular cheilosis, and it is also conducive to temporomandibular joint dysfunction.
Oral manifestations of hypo salivation typically include glossitis, mucositis, angular cheilosis, dysgeusia, difficulty in chewing and swallowing, EPIDEMIOLOGY AND ETIOLOGY OF XEROSTOMIA: Xerostomia is a common oral concern for many patients.