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What is the definition of Cheilitis Glandularis?
Cheilitis glandularis is a rare inflammatory disorder of the lip. It is characterized by swelling of the lip with hyperplasia of the salivary glands; secretion of a clear, thick mucus; and variable inflammation. Chronic exposure of the mucous membrane on the lower lip to the environment leads to erosion, ulceration, crusting, and, occasionally, infection. In Caucasians, it is associated with a relatively high incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the lip. Although there may be a genetic susceptibility, no definitive cause has been established.
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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

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