Category: Oral Diseases

Eitiology / Causes of Candidiasis

Eitiology / Causes of Candidiasis Infection with a fungal organism of the Candida species, usually Candida albicans Associated with predisposing factors: most commonly, immunosuppression, diabetes mellitus, antibiotic use, or xerostomia (due to lack of protective effects of saliva)

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Treatment of Actinic (Solar) Cheilitis

Treatment of Actinic (Solar) Cheilitis Prevention of further damage with sunscreens blocking longwave ultraviolet A (UVA) and short-wave ultraviolet B (UVB) light Biopsy of clinically suspicious areas CO2 laser vermilionectomy Topical 5-fluorouracil or vermilionectomy for severe disease Excision or resection-reconstruction if malignant transformation has occurred Prognosis  Lifelong follow-up  Up to 10% develop into squamous cell […]

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Differential Diagnosis of Actinic (Solar) Cheilitis

Differential Diagnosis of Actinic (Solar) Cheilitis Diagnosis Thermal/chemical burn ruled out by history Chronic ultraviolet light exposure Biopsy findings Differential Diagnosis Exfoliative cheilitis  Squamous cell carcinoma

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Histology of Actinic (Solar) Cheilitis

Histology of Actinic (Solar) Cheilitis Hyperkeratosis Epithelial atrophy Variable degrees of epithelial dysplasia Amphophilic to basophilic change in submucosa (elastosis) Telangiectasia

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Clinical features of Actinic (Solar) Cheilitis

Clinical features of Actinic (Solar) Cheilitis Vermilion portion of lower lip Pale irregularly opaque (keratotic) surface with intervening red (atrophic) zones Obfuscated to effaced cutaneous-vermilion border More advanced lesions are scaly, crusted and/or indurated. Progression to carcinoma often heralded by persistent ulceration or erosion

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Eitiology / Causes of Actinic (Solar) Cheilitis

Eitiology / Causes of Actinic (Solar) Cheilitis Chronic, excessive exposure to solar radiation; ultraviolet spectrum (ranging from 290 to 320 nm) most damaging Fair-complexioned people more severely affected than others May progress to cutaneous actinic keratosis and/or squamous cell carcinoma

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