cheilitis


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Related to cheilitis: angular cheilitis, actinic cheilitis

cheilitis

(kaɪˈlaɪtɪs)
n
an inflammation of the lip or lips
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Noun1.cheilitis - inflammation and cracking of the skin of the lips
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
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chei·li·tis

, chilitis
n. queilitis, infl. de los labios.

cheilitis

n queilitis f, inflamación f de los labios; angular — queilitis angular, boquera (frec. pl), agrietamiento e inflamación en los ángulos de la boca
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The prolonged, unprotected exposure of lips to the sun can cause wrinkles, premature aging or actinic cheilitis. This has led to an increase in demand for lip softening tools.
Enhanced programmed death 1 (PD-1) and PD-1 ligand (PD-L1) expression in patients with actinic cheilitis and oral squamous cell carcinoma.
A previous study reporting cheilitis was found (11).
Differential diagnostics of cheilitis..How to classify cheilitis?
These balms remain largely inadequate for repairing damage caused by these multiple risk factors, paving the way for more serious skin conditions including actinic keratosis, cheilitis, and various types of cancers.
(6) On physical examination, look for signs of protein-calorie malnutrition, including cheilitis, glossitis, and bleeding gums; signs of alcohol abuse, such as hepatomegaly; and evidence of injuries or poor self-care.
Ascher's or Laffer-Ascher syndrome was first described in 1920 by Ascher.1 The disease can be inherited but majority are idiopathic in nature.2 It characteristically presents as a triad of double upper lip, blepharochalasis, and a nontoxic thyroid enlargement is present in this disorder.3 Many conditions can simulate this disorder including hereditary angioedema, early dermatochalasis, acquired cutis laxa and variants of granulomatous cheilitis.4 There are no published case reports of Ascher's syndrome from Nepal till date.
The medical term for inflamed lips is cheilitis and it's usually due to mild irritation.
* Acute pseudomembranous glossitis was the commonest morphological type of the lesion encountered in this study (35%) followed by chronic erythematous candidiasis (22%), Angular cheilitis (21%), acute erythematous glossitis (19%), balanoposthitis (2%) and median rhomboid glossitis (1%).
The clinical features of contact allergy of the oral region range from dryness, pain and burning of oral mucosa to cheilitis and non-specific stomatitis.30
Cheilitis, dryness of mucous membranes, mild hair loss, and pruritus are the other adverse effects of oral retinoids (3, 4).
Actinic cheilitis: clinicopathologic profile and association with degree of dysplasia.