Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Angular Cheilitis: Key Points

Key Points Angular cheilitis, also known as perl├Ęche, results from maceration, inflammation, and an overgrowth of microorganisms, especially Candida albicans, at the corners of the mouth. Moisture and maceration stemming from chronic exposure to s…

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Angular Cheilitis: Treatment

…ance resolution of erythema and healing of erosions. If mild, angular cheilitis may be treated with hydrocortisone 1% cream/ iodoquinol 1% cream applied b.i.d. to t.i.d. The iodoquinol has antimicrobial activity. In the elderly, edentulous patient, r…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Angular Cheilitis: References

References Park KK, Brodell RT, Helms SE (2011) Angular cheilitis, part 1: local etiologies, Cutis, 87(6):289-295. Park KK, Brodell RT, Helms SE (2011) Angular cheilitis, part 2: nutritional, systemic, and drug-related causes and treament, Cutis, 87…

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Cheilitis Granulomatosa: Overview

Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome Cheilitis granulomatosa is sudden onset of swelling of the lips which progresses to chronic enlargement. The Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome diagnosis is made when lip enlargement is accompanied by facial paralysis or par…

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Actinic Keratosis (a.k.a. Solar Keratosis): Key Points

…and lichenoid forms. AKs on the lower lip are termed actinic cheilitis. Treatment is necessary because approximately 2-15% of lesions may progress to non-melanoma cutaneous skin cancer (NMSC). Three strategies for treatment are most frequently emplo…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

A malignant neoplasm of keratinocytes that when present as a keratotic macule or papule on skin damaged badly by sunlight is referred to as solar keratosis. When present as a plaque it is termed Bowen’s disease, and when present as many papule…