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What is Cheilitis glandularis?

What is Cheilitis glandularis?

  • 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.

Cheilitis glandularis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Cheilitis glandularis, or a subtype of Cheilitis glandularis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Cheilitis glandularis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Cheilitis glandularis: Introduction

Types of Cheilitis glandularis:

Broader types of Cheilitis glandularis:

Who gets Cheilitis glandularis?

Gender Ratio for Cheilitis glandularis: male predominance

How serious is Cheilitis glandularis?

Complications of Cheilitis glandularis: see complications of Cheilitis glandularis

What causes Cheilitis glandularis?

Causes of Cheilitis glandularis: see causes of Cheilitis glandularis

What are the symptoms of Cheilitis glandularis?

Symptoms of Cheilitis glandularis: see symptoms of Cheilitis glandularis

Complications of Cheilitis glandularis: see complications of Cheilitis glandularis

Onset of Cheilitis glandularis: usually 4th - 7th decade

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Cheilitis glandularis: Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Cheilitis glandularis.
Treatments for Cheilitis glandularis: see treatments for Cheilitis glandularis
Research for Cheilitis glandularis: see research for Cheilitis glandularis

Name and Aliases of Cheilitis glandularis

Main name of condition: Cheilitis glandularis

Other names or spellings for Cheilitis glandularis:

CG, Enlargement and eversion of the lower lip, hypertrophy of the labial mucous glands, dilatation of the excretory ducts, and variable inflammation

Actinic cheilitis, Glandular cheilitis Source - Diseases Database

CG, Enlargement and eversion of the lower lip, hypertrophy of the labial mucous glands, dilatation of the excretory ducts, and variable inflammation
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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