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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

chei·li·tis

, chilitis (kī-lī'tis),
Inflammation of the lips or of a lip.
See also: cheilosis.
[cheil- + G. -itis, inflammation]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

chei·li·tis

, chilitis (kī-lī'tis)
Inflammation of the lips or of a lip.
See also: cheilosis
[G. cheilos, lips + G. -itis, inflammation]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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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angular 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.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

chei·li·tis

, chilitis (kī-lī'tis)
Inflammation of the lips or of a lip.
[G. cheilos, lips + G. -itis, inflammation]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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