Contact Cheilitis – definition, cause , c/f, D/D, Rx

August 15, 2011 | By | Reply More


Contact Cheilitis – definition, cause , c/f, D/D, Rx

Definition Contact cheilitis is an acute inflammatory disorder of the lips.
Etiology Topical contact with various chemical agents.
Clinical features It is characterized by mild edema and erythema, followed by irritation and thick scaling (Fig. ). It is usually confined to the vermilion border of both lips. The diagnosis is based on clinical criteria and a skin patch test.
Differential diagnosis Exfoliative cheilitis, plasma-cell cheilitis.
Treatment Discontinuation of contact with chemicals; topical steroids.

Tags: , , , , ,

Category: Dental, Periodontology

WARNING: Any unauthorised use or reproduction of content for commercial or any purposes is strictly prohibited and constitutes copyright infringement liable to legal action.