Cheilitis Glandularis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Sep 06, 2018
  • Author: Ellen Eisenberg, DMD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Other considerations include the following:

  • Granulomatous conditions - Cheilitis granulomatosa, orofacial granulomatosis, Crohn disease, sarcoidosis

  • Lymphangioma and other vascular proliferations

  • Mucus extravasation or retention phenomena

  • Minor salivary gland neoplasms

  • Chronic actinic injury

  • Actinic cheilitis

  • Chronic sialadenitis

  • Bacterial infection - Elephantiasis nostras (after repeated streptococcal lymphangitis) of the lips

  • Atopic (eczematous) cheilitis

  • Chronic factitial injury (eg, habitual licking [ie, excessive moisture], biting, chewing, or sucking on the lip), excessive drying (from mouth breathing, exposure to wind, medication-induced xerostomia, or salivary dysfunction from autoimmunity, eg, Sjögren syndrome or HIV-infection)

  • Tobacco irritation or carcinogenic influence

Differential Diagnoses