cheilosis


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cheilosis

[kī′lō·səs]
(medicine)
Cracking at the corners of the mouth and scaling of the lips, usually associated with riboflavin deficiency.
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methanol n = 31, T2 n = (1987a, b) extract of Tw 27) Skin rash and cheilosis (1, 15) Diarrhoea (0, 6) Anorexia (0, 2) Abdominal pain (1, 2) Amenorrhoea (0, 5) Postmenopausal vaginal bleeding (0, 1) Total (2, 31) (4 weeks after Adverse events in 4 weeks crossover: after crossover (placebo, placebo n = 24, T2) T2 n = 25) Skin rash and cheilosis (0, 7) Diarrhoea (0, 2) Anorexia (1, 0) Amenorrhoea (5, 1) Withdrawals due to AEs: four from T2 treatment in first 12 weeks including one case of feverishness and aplastic anaemia after mistaken medication with 180 mg/day of T2 for 2 weeks and one case of anorexia and death through heart failure.
angular cheilosis and atrophy of the tongue papillae
During physical examination it is important to pay attention to clues such as skin pallor, cheilosis, bleeding gums, hair and muscle condition, or change in vision.
Vitamin B deficiency manifestations like cheilosis is the most prevalent of all vitamin deficiencies observed in this study.
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).