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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 174-177

Cheilitis granulomatosa: Case series

1 Department of DVL, Government Medical College, Nizamabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine, Viswanath Katti Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
3 Department of DVL, Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
4 Department of Pathology, Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Granulomatous cheilitis is an idiopathic inflammatory disorder characterized by persistent, asymptomatic, diffuse swelling of one or both lips. It is also considered as an oligosymptomatic or monosymptomatic form of Melkersson–Rosenthal syndrome. We herewith report five cases of granulomatous cheilitis of which three cases were females and two were males. The mean age was 41 years. The average duration of symptoms was 2.5 years (2–3 years). Four patients presented with asymptomatic persistent swelling of the upper lip and one patient with lower lip. Two cases showed associated fissuring and angular cheilitis. One case also showed involvement of the left cheek. All the patients showed moderate improvement with combination of minocycline and intralesional triamcinolone therapy.

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