cheilosis


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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]

cheilosis

/chei·lo·sis/ (ki-lo´sis) fissuring and dry scaling of the vermilion surface of the lips and angles of the mouth, a characteristic of riboflavin deficiency.
angular cheilosis  perlèche.

cheilosis

[kīlō′sis]
a noninflammatory disorder of the lips and mouth characterized by bilateral scales and fissures, resulting from a deficiency of riboflavin in the diet.

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.

cheilosis (kē·lē·ōˑ·sis),

n may indicate riboflavin deficiency in the diet; bilateral fissures and scales appear around the lips and mouth.
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Cheilosis.

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]

cheilosis

fissuring and dry scaling of the lips and angles of the mouth, a characteristic of riboflavin deficiency.
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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.
Thus vitamin B complex administration may relieve glossitis, inflammation of tongue and cheilosis in OSMF patients.
Clinical signs such as cheilosis, stomatitis, glossitis or inflamed, sore tongue are indicative of B complex or iron deficiency.
In addition to NME and diabetes mellitus, the most common presenting symptoms are weight loss, cheilosis, stomatitis, diarrhea, weakness, and mental changes.
This is referred to as angular cheilosis (Figure 7).
This condition may permit saliva retention, promoting angular cheilosis, and it is also conducive to temporomandibular joint dysfunction.