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July 1965

Granulomatous Cheilitis

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, King's College Hospital (Dr. Rhodes), and Department of Pathology, King's College Hospital Medical School (Dr. Stirling).

Arch Dermatol. 1965;92(1):40-44. doi:10.1001/archderm.1965.01600130046005

Four cases of granulomatous cheilitis, an uncommon disease and one that is difficult to treat, are described. The cause of chronic swelling of the lips has been in dispute for over 50 years. In our material we have excluded sarcoidosis and silica, two of the postulated causes, and we suggest that hypersensitivity is concerned.

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