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Glossary for Cheilitis

  • Actinic cheilitis: Degeneration of the lip due to sun damage. The condition is considered precancerous.
  • Angular cheilitis: This is an inflammation with maceration, exudation and fissure formation at the labial commissures
  • Cheilitis glandularis: A rare disorder characterized by inflammation of the lower lip which cause it to become enlarged and everted. The mucous glands and excretory ducts of the lip are also dilated. The condition is associated with an increased risk of lower lip cancer.
  • Cheilosis: Inflammation of the lips where there is scaling and fissures.
  • Contact dermatitis: Skin reaction to an irritant
  • Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.
  • Eczema: Eczema is a chronic skin condition characterized by skin inflammation and irritation. The severity of extent of the condition is highly variable. It may be caused by allergies, irritants or other factors such as stress.
  • Glucagonoma: Rare cancer of the glucagon-producing pancreas cells.
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Herbal Agent adverse reaction -- Ginkgo biloba: Ginkgo biloba can be used as a herbal agent to treat conditions such as tinnitus, brain trauma, vertigo, blood vessel diseases and any other problems which benefit from the blood vessel dilating action of the herbal agent. Ginkgo biloba can cause adverse reactions in some people.
  • Inflammatory conditions that may be pathogenic or non-pathogenic: Medical conditions causing inflammation, whether due to a pathogen (e.g. bacteria, virus), or a systemic or other cause.
  • Iron deficiency: When there is a deficiency of iron in the body
  • Iron deficiency anemia: Iron-deficiency anemia is a blood condition characterized by low levels of iron in the body which leads to a reduction in the number of red blood cells.
  • Mouth conditions: Any condition that affects the mouth
  • Riboflavin deficiency: Dietary deficiency of riboflavin (vitamin B2)


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