Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cheilitis Granulomatosa: Overview

…inolone injections in the lip may lead to atrophy or weakness. Cheilitis glandularis (swelling of the lower lip with enlarged mucous glands) may closely mimic cheilitis granulomatosa. A biopsy will help to differentiate, as will squeezing the lip and…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Angular Cheilitis: Key Points

…e 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 cheilit…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Angular Cheilitis: Treatment

…cking 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, sunscreens, prese…

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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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…