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Classification and external resources
ICD-10 K13.0
ICD-9 528.5
DiseasesDB 29147
MeSH D002613

Cheilitis is a medical condition involving inflammation of the lip.

It is associated with many conditions, including megaloblastic anemia from Vitamin B12 deficiency, iron deficiency anemia (which in severe cases can lead to Plummer-Vinson syndrome) and oral candidiasis. It can also be a symptom of allergies, such as allergy to Balsam of Peru[1]. Cheilitis can also be caused by taking the (retinoid) drug Isotretinoin (brand name Roaccutane) (BNF84).

It may also be a pre-malignant lesion for squamous cell carcinoma.


Cheilitis may be divided into the following types:[2]:795-797

See also


  1. ^ "Balsam of Peru induced contact allergy" Date of publication: Unknown. Accessed: October 11, 2007
  2. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.  


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