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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Angular Cheilitis: Key Points

…rs of the mouth. Moisture and maceration stemming from chronic 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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Angular Cheilitis: Treatment

…l infection may occur and requires topical or systemic antibiotics, as for impetigo. Common bacterial pathogens complicating angular cheilitis include Staphylococcus and Streptococcus species. For refractory adult cases prescribe fluconazole tablets…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Angular Cheilitis: References

…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(1):27-32. Sharon V, Fazel…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cheilitis Granulomatosa: Overview

…for underlying dental or sinus inflammation. The treatment of 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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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

…AKs include: erythematous, atrophic, hyperkeratotic, pigmented 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…

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…