What is cheilitis granulomatosa?

What is cheilitis granulomatosa?

Cheilitis granulomatosa is a rare, persistent, painless, idiopathic chronic swelling of the lip. It is considered a manifestation of orofacial granulomatosis (OFG), which is a clinical term describing orofacial swelling caused by non-caseating granulomatous inflammation in the absence of systemic disease [1].

What is Miescher’s cheilitis?

Miescher’s cheilitis is a chronic disfiguring condition clinically characterized by persistent swelling of the lips, consisting in a granulomatous cheilitis. The etiology of CG is still unknown, but a genetic predisposition may be possible.

What triggers orofacial granulomatosis?

Though various aetiological factors like foreign body reactions, infections, Crohn’s disease and Sarcoidosis have been implicated in the disease process. Delayed Hypersensitivity reaction with a predominant Th1-mediated immune response provide further evidence to the etiopathogenesis in Orofacial granulomatosis.

Who treats cheilitis?

Therefore, consult a gastroenterologist, an immunologist, a dietician, and an oral medicine specialist.

What is Heerfordt syndrome?

Heerfordt-Waldenström syndrome is a rare subacute variant of sarcoidosis, characterized by enlargement of the parotid or salivary glands, facial nerve paralysis and anterior uveitis. Granulomas with a peripheral lymphocyte deficit are found in the anatomic pathology of affected organs.

What syndrome causes big lips?

Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome (MRS) is a rare neurological disorder characterized by recurrent, long-lasting swelling of the face (edema), particularly of one or both lips (granulomatous cheilitis), facial muscle weakness (palsy) and deep grooves on the tongue (fissured tongue).

Can orofacial granulomatosis be cured?

As the cause of orofacial granulomatosis has not been determined, there is no curative treatment. Spontaneous remission can occur but is rare. Treatment is offered where there is pain, cosmetic concerns or impaired function.

What is Lofgren’s syndrome?

Lofgren’s syndrome is an acute form of sarcoidosis characterized by erythema nodosum, bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy (BHL), and polyarthralgia or polyarthritis. This syndrome is common among Caucasians but rare in the Korean population. A 44-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital complaining of polyarthralgia.

What is Neurosarcoid disease?

Neurosarcoidosis is characterized by inflammation and abnormal cell deposits in any part of the nervous system – the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nerves. It most commonly occurs in the cranial and facial nerves, the hypothalamus (a specific area of the brain), and the pituitary gland.

What is Rainbow syndrome?

Rainbow Syndrome is the second studio album and first major Korean release by South Korean girl group Rainbow. The album was split into two parts, with the first being released on February 13, 2013, containing six songs.