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J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2001 Nov;15(6):519-23.

Cheilitis granulomatosa.

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Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Vrije Universiteit/ACTA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Cheilitis granulomatosa is a rare inflammatory disorder with unclear aetiology. It is a disorder characterized by recurrent or persistent swelling of one or both lips that may be part of the Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome or may be a manifestation of Crohn's disease. An overview of the clinical features, histopathology, differential diagnosis, management strategies and prognosis of cheilitis granulomatosa is presented and discussed with regard to the literature.

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