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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

Publication:
November/December 2014
Volume 45 , Issue 10

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Dermatology of the lips: Inflammatory diseases

Hitz Lindenmüller, Irène / Itin, Peter H. / Fistarol, Susanna K.

Pages: 875-883
PMID: 25262747
DOI: 10.3290/j.qi.a32638

The sensitive transitional skin of the lips is a favored site for primary skin diseases, especially eczematous dermatitis. An inflammatory condition of the lips, eg chapped lips (cheilitis sicca) in atopic eczema, may be the only manifestation of a skin disease or appear as part of a generalized dermatosis. Inflammatory changes to the lips also occur in the context of systemic disorders such as lupus erythematosus or in allergic diseases. This article presents the most frequent and the most important forms of inflammatory cheilitis.

Keywords: angioedema, atopy, cheilitis glandularis, cheilitis simplex, contact eczema, granulomatous cheilitis, lichen planus, lip-licking eczema, lupus erythematosus

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