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Related to Cheilitis: angular cheilitis, actinic cheilitis



inflammation of the skin, red border, and mucosa of the lips. Cheilitis has many causes; for example, it may occur as a manifestation of any one of several diseases, including lupus erythematosus. The condition is characterized by reddening, edema, burning, itching, and formation of blisters, ulcers, cracks, scales, and serous-bloody crusts. Acute cheilitis is manifested by eczema or an allergic reaction to a chemical irritant, for example, lipstick or toothpaste. Mycotic cheilitis is caused by yeast fungi, and actinic cheilitis results from prolonged exposure to solar radiation. Exfoliative cheilitis is an inflammation resulting from functional disorders of the nervous system; superficial and deep impetiginous glandular cheilitis is caused by purulent inflammation of the accessory salivary glands.

Treatment is directed toward removing the basic cause. Corticosteroids (in the form of creams and ointments), vitamins, and aqueous solutions of aniline dyes may be applied. Treatment may also include rinsing the mouth with a twoto five-percent soda solution.


Pashkov, B. M., B. G. Stoianov, and A. L. Mashkilleison. Porazheniia slizistoi obolochki rta i gub pri nekotorykh dermatozakh i sifilise. Moscow, 1970.
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The clinical manifestations of contact hypersensitivity in the mouth vary from subjective difficulties like burning, pain and dryness of the mucosa (burning mouth syndrome) to objective changes within the form of nonspecific stomatitis and cheilitis with reddish, edematous mucosae, erosions and ulcers (1, 79, 80).
Cheilitis is the most frequent side effect observed and can be taken as a marker of patient compliance and drug action.
1 & 4) had a few granulomas, suggesting the early phase of disease, while other patients had findings corresponding to the chronic phase of granulomatous cheilitis.
Gangrenous cheilitis associated with all-trans retinoic acid therapy for acute promyelocytic leukemia.
A differential diagnosis of granulomatous cheilitis, cutaneous tuberculosis or leprosy was considered and he was thoroughly investigated.
A It sounds like you have a condition known as angular cheilitis.
Additionally, manifestations in mucosa include glossodynia, recurrent ulcers, dysgeusia, lingual paresthesia, stomatitis, and angular cheilitis.
Atrophic candidiasis presents as hyperaemic mucosa commonly found on the hard palate or dorsal tongue, and angular cheilitis presents as tender erythematous fissured oral commissures.
These include diffuse swelling of the lips and cheeks, cobblestone mucosa with fissuring and hyperplastic folds, mucosal tags, aphthous or linear non-healing ulcers, angular cheilitis, granular gingivitis and glossitis related to haematinic deficiency [Wiesenfeld et al.
There are several causes - the posh terms for which are angular stomatitis, perleche and angular cheilitis.