Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Angular Cheilitis: Key Points

…exposure to saliva is an important risk factor for developing angular cheilitis; successful treatment and prevention of recurrences requires reduction of maceration and/or use of a barrier ointment to minimize ongoing exposure. Introduction Angular

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Angular Cheilitis: Treatment

…l lip licking or thumb sucking (in children) can be a cause of angular cheilitis. If the patient is pruritic, suspect allergic contact dermatitis. Common allergic contactants causing angular cheilitis include flavorings, fragrances, metals, sunscreen…

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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cheilitis Granulomatosa: Overview

…these hidden foci of infection may lead to improvement of the cheilitis. Crohn’s disease may present as a granulomatous cheilitis, but this is uncommon. Refer refractory patients and those with GI symptoms for a GI evaluation. If intralesional…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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

Key Points Actinic keratoses (AKs) are the most common epithelial precancerous skin lesions. They present as scaly, erythematous, ill-defined papules on sun-exposed areas. A small percentage of AKs may progress to non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) ov…

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…