Her past medical history was unremarkable. Cheilitis glandularis is a rare inflammatory disorder of the minor salivary glands. Indeed, it is important to note that factitial cheilitis cannot be made based on histopathologic features alone. Topical steroids, calcineurin inhibitors, antibiotics and/or SSRIs may be prescribed to reduce symptoms and treat underlying psychological issues. Actinic cheilitis presents as diffuse or patchy dryness and variable thickening of the vermilion of the lower lip. Factitial cheilitis can present as exfoliative cheilitis and the differential diagnosis is very important to avoid unnecessary biopsy [10]. Postlethwaite KR, Hendrickse NM: A case of exfoliative cheilitis. 10.1001/archderm.117.6.338. Correspondence to In the worst cases, angular cheilitis can cause a discharge of pus and some people experience bleeding from the cracked skin. Methodological problems are inherent in the study of these deceptive patients, as they are difficult to identify, and, when found out, they often flee to avoid charges of fraud [7]. Semin Cutan Med Surg. Learn more here. Vestn Dermatol Venereol. Ann dermatol Venereol. OG, GO, HA have been involved in drafting the manuscript. Non-specific histopathology of cheilitis glandularis simplex, in this case characterized by a dense lymphocytic infiltrate and enlarged salivary glands. Please note that Cureus is not responsible for any content or activities contained within our partner or affiliate websites. Cheilitis granulomatosa has been seen in siblings in Melkersson- Rosenthal syndrome and otherwise unaffected relatives may have the plicated tongue trait as well. The mucosal lip and vermillion border are spared. Since she refused further psychiatric evaluation we do not have enough data to have an insight about her past, her personality, her relationship patterns and her coping skills. Edited by: Sadock BJ, Sadock WA. Although factitious illness behavior is, by definition, consciously produced, the underlying motivations for the behaviors are largely considered to be unconscious. While all registered Cureus users can rate any published article, the opinion of domain experts is weighted appreciably more than that of non-specialists. Wang D, Nadiga DN, Jenson JJ: Factitious Disorders. An article’s SIQ™ will appear alongside the article after being rated twice and is recalculated with each additional rating. The patient was treated for secondary impetiginization with anti-staphylococcal antibiotics and topical antibiotic ointment for two weeks, counseled on avoidance of licking her lips, and referred back to her behavioral health specialist for management of her unspecified anxiety disorder. borderline personality). Obsessive-compulsive disorders respond best to selective-serotonin-reuptake inhibitors. Factitious illness behavior can be a maladaptive way of coping with stress and does not necessarily imply an ongoing factitious disorder. Privacy The clinical presentation depends on the intensity and frequency of the habit, as well as the waxing and waning nature of the factitial injury. Thomas JR, Greene SL, Dicken CH: Factitious cheilitis. She refused psychiatric treatment of any kind including the prescribed selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor (Fluoxetine 20 mg/day). We report a case of a 23-year-old woman who presented with diffuse hyperkeratosis of the upper and lower lips that was initially suspected to be allergic or irritant contact dermatitis based on clinical examination. And one must have to keep in mind that an underlying mood or anxiety disorder that is treatable bodes for a better prognosis, whereas an underlying personality disorder bodes for a poorer prognosis [7]. Cureus 10(5): e2565. Actinic cheilitis favors adults in midlife or older, and a male predilection is reported for the latter condition. Cookies policy. By using this website, you agree to our Excess build-up of keratin and crusting eventually results in desquamation, which can either be a natural byproduct of the habit or manually induced by picking or peeling [2]. Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry. California Privacy Statement, In fact, many people are not aware of the condition at all. Ultimately, the management of factitial cheilitis is predicated on a multi-disciplinary approach involving psychiatry, dermatology, oral medicine/pathology, and primary care physicians, which allows for accurate, timely diagnosis and coordination of psychotherapy sessions and pharmacotherapy . This link will take you to a third party website that is not affiliated with Cureus, Inc. Financial relationships: All authors have declared that they have no financial relationships at present or within the previous three years with any organizations that might have an interest in the submitted work. • Mainly affects young adults <30 years with personality disorders. Article  Peeling of the lips tends to affect the lower lip more than the upper lip if both are affected; the vermillion zone of the lips is also involved [2]. In no particular order, conditions that should be considered include actinic cheilitis, allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, cheilitis glandularis, isolated lichenoid mucositis, malignancy, photosensitivity reactions, vitamin A toxicity, and fungal and bacterial etiologies [1, 3, 8]. Below are the links to the authors’ original submitted files for images. However, the response rate is not promising as in our case. Discussion 3.1. On histopathology, cheilitis glandularis demonstrates a mixed inflammatory pattern with plasma cells, histiocytes, and lymphocytes that surround and invade the glands [10]. After a year from her first presentation to otolaryngology department her lesion neither healed nor got better. All of them require the patient to undergo clinical and histopathological evaluation after several weeks of therapy in order to assess the efficacy ofthe treatment. Each email address must be separated by a comma. It usually appears as very chapped lips, then may turn white or scaly. The vast majority of patients are females who wear lipstick; however, this can also occur in patients with exposure to sunscreen lip balms, dentifrices or other dental preparations, and topical medications. The terms exfoliative cheilitis, factitial cheilitis, and morsicatio labiorum are used to describe self-inflicted lesions of the lip. Regular follow-up after the completion of treatment is also essential. Whatever the etiology, the treatment of eczematous cheilitis can be divided conceptually into two phases. Journal of Medical Case Reports [2]. 2 teaspoons of coconut oil. College of Medicine, Texas A&M University, Houston, USA, Department of Pathology and Dermatology, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, USA, Pathology and Dermatology, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, USA, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, San Antonio Military Medical Center. a. With these patients, multiple biopsies of the lips may occur, yielding the same underwhelming nonspecific histopathologic features. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. 8. volume 2, Article number: 29 (2008) SIQ™ assesses article importance and quality by embracing the collective intelligence of the Cureus community-at-large. We think that making this differentiation is important in terms of further psychiatric intervention and treatment modalities. Actinic cheilitis (AC) is a lip inflammation caused by long-term sunlight exposure. Exacerbations are associated with stress and have been shown to regress with psychotherapy and antianxiolytic-antidepressant treatment [2, 5, 14]. Thick yellow crust on the bilateral upper and lower lips with edematous change, erosions, and tenderness to palpation. This case highlights the importance of considering factitial cheilitis as the etiology of exfoliative cheilitis, especially in the presence of concomitant psychiatric disorders. A biopsy of the affected area may be reported as nonspecific. A copy of the written consent is available for review by the Editor-in-chief of this journal. There was no cellular atypia in favor of malignancy. Cheilitis: analysis of 75 cases referred to a contact dermatitis clinic, Cheilitis glandularis: clinico-histopathological diagnostic criteria. Exfoliative cheilitis, or EC, is caused by excessive production of keratin in the lip tissues (figure 1). PubMed  Clinical and histologic correlation of two separate biopsies plus a negative infectious workup led to the consideration of a factitial etiology. The production of keratin may follow a lip/mouth injury, a chronic factitial … Reviewing with Cureus is easy, fast and hassle-free! Otherwise skin and oral mucosa were normal. Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry. Therapy for exfoliative cheilitis includes Ultimately, the management of factitial cheilitis is predicated on a multi-disciplinary approach involving psychiatry, dermatology, oral medicine/pathology, and primary care physicians, which allows for accurate, timely diagnosis and coordination of psychotherapy sessions and pharmacotherapy [6]. 8. One possibility is that some purported childhood cases actually represent exfoliative cheilitis, frequently attributable to factitial injury. Topical, intralesional, and systemic steroid treatments have not demonstrated significant effects. 1986, 15 (3): 313-317. 2005, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2170-2172. Cheilitis glandularis: As the patient had swollen lips, nodular growth with an everted ... exfoliative cheilitis could be considered but exfoliative cheilitis is associated with a history of factitial injury. In the interim, patients can undergo multiple trials of empirical therapy and repeated nonspecific biopsies, all while incurring significant medical costs. Despite potentially high stakes, relatively little empirical knowledge is available about the etiology, epidemiology, course and prognosis, and effective treatment of factitious disorders. doi:10.7759/cureus.2565, Received by Cureus: April 23, 2018 Cracking of the vermilion border with dryness and scaling are clinical characteristics of exfoliative cheilitis. (May 02, 2018) Exfoliative Cheilitis as a Manifestation of Factitial Cheilitis. Our patient strongly opposed psychiatric intervention of any kind which is usually a typical feature of factitious disorder patients. We suggest exfoliative cheilitis is a disorder where patients impulsively/compulsively induce the lesions without any primary goal of attaining the emotional care and attention that comes with the sick role, whereas in factitious disorder the lesions are intentionally produced with the primary goal of the sick role and these patients deny the self inflicted nature of their lesions at all cost. Although no laboratory or pathology tests are diagnostic of factitious disorders, they may be useful in demonstrating deception and helping to confirm diagnosis which is usually the case [7]. Calobrisi SD, Baselga E, Miller ES, Esterly NB: Factitial cheilitis in an adolescent. An incisional biopsy that included the normal mucosa and skin was obtained. Isolated irritant or allergic contact dermatitis of the lips most commonly involves the vermilion border rather than oral mucosa and can present with dryness, edema, and fissuring of the lips [9]. Scholarly Impact Quotient™ (SIQ™) is our unique post-publication peer review rating process. statement and The author(s) declare that they have no competing interests. Exfoliative cheilitis does not respond to conventional treatments for cheilitis and instead is treated through psychiatric care to reduce obsessive-compulsive or anxious behaviors. Practical interventions in a daily routine should include application of a bland lip balm with ultraviolet protection, adequate hydration, protection of the lips from harsh weather conditions, and recognizing when dermatitis is present and further dermatologic care is indicated. Some data suggests an associated thyroid abnormality [11, 12]. Previous article. Google Scholar. However, she noted that recent life stressors had caused exacerbation of her anxiety symptoms, which preceded the onset of her lip findings. A wound culture from the lower lip was positive for methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus. in issue. Furthermore, factitial habits tend to affect adolescent and young adult women; triggering factors such as a recent psychosocial stressor have been temporally linked to the onset of self-injurious behaviors predisposing one to factitial cheilitis [1, 6]. Coping deficits are widely noted for the etiology of factitious illness behavior. Rogers RS, Bekic M: Diseases of the lips. Do this as many times as possible in the daytime and right before sleeping. In the meantime, treatment was initiated with petrolatum ointment, chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash and topical steroids. Consequently, the histopathological evaluation of a 4 mm punch biopsy from the debrided left lower lip was nonspecific, showing only features of chronic lymphocytic mucositis with spongiosis. Manage cookies/Do not sell my data we use in the preference centre. The pyschogenic cause was proposed by Brocq in 1921, who suggested a nervous instability [2]. 10.1046/j.1525-1470.1999.99003.x. 2005, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 1829-1842. Cheilitis glandularis has an unknown etiology but chronic sun exposure, atopy, factitial cheilitis, infection and tobacco use appear involved. Based on the tissue examination and through clinical evaluation the diagnosis of factitious cheilitis was rendered. 1970, 44: 39-43. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.". An actinic keratosis (ak-TIN-ik ker-uh-TOE-sis) is a rough, scaly patch on your skin that develops from years of exposure to the sun. To reliably recognize and diagnose factitial cheilitis, open and honest communication between the clinician and the patient, as well as close coordination between the clinician and the pathologist is required. 1983, 8 (3): 368-372. Peer review concluded: April 26, 2018 The cause is uncertain, although actinic damage is thought to be the most significant etiologic factor in most cases. Moisturizing and use of lip balms is encouraged but results are varied. When the lips, or even the skin of the face that border the lips become infected they crack, turn red, and become itchy and swollen. Arnold LM: Psychocutaneous Disorders. Article  Other conditions such as atopic disease or factitial cheilitis would require different treatments 30. This is consistent with observations that many factitious disorder patients come from large families or have been neglected as children, therefore lacking the nurturing conducive to the development of mature coping. Similarly, cryotherapy and radiation therapies have limited efficacy [2]. factitial or factitious cheilitis. Thorough clinical history, utilization of basic laboratory tests and histopathologic evaluation are required to exclude other diseases and a thoruough psychiatric evaluation and treatment is vital for successful management of these patients. In cases where factitial cheilitis is not initially suspected, the exclusionary benefits of failed therapies can be beneficial and contribute to the eventual diagnosis. Other significant problems include aesthetic concerns and self-esteem-related issues, all which contribute to the ongoing factitial behavior. The other group constitutes abnormal illness behaviors in which patients have concious symptom formation but with motivations that arise from unconcious conflicts ie. Unscented and unflavored lip balms, like petroleum jelly or virgin coconut oil heal the infection and are an excellent natural treatment for angular cheilitis. Conversely, the clinical presentation, as evidenced by the clinical photo, is quite remarkable and worrisome. • Exfoliative - obsessive-compulsive with no intent of gain. 1982, 170: 468-473. Thorough clinical history, utilization of basic laboratory tests and histopathologic evaluation are required to exclude other diseases and a thoruough psychiatric evaluation and treatment is vital for successful management of these patients. Notably, she had previously been treated for anxiety, but was lost to follow-up prior to presentation at our clinic. Cultures and histopathologic examination are prudent to rule out malignancy and specific infectious etiology. This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. Crotty CP, Dicken CH: Factitious lip crusting. Article  Understandably, patients grow increasingly frustrated with their cosmetically disfiguring lip lesion, while the medical community remains perplexed [6]. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0., which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Google Scholar. If the patient denies factitial behavior, the diagnosis of factitial cheilitis can be even more challenging, as providers remain perplexed by the diffuse, cyclic, and refractory nature of the process. It is a diagnosis of exclusion that often presents in young women with a history of psychiatric illness. Atopy, actinic damage, cheilitis, contact dermatititis, photosensitivity reactions and neoplasia should be considered in the differential diagnosis of crusted and ulcerated lesions of the lip [11, 13]. Conflicts of interest: In compliance with the ICMJE uniform disclosure form, all authors declare the following: Payment/services info: All authors have declared that no financial support was received from any organization for the submitted work. Springer Nature. Reade PC, Sim R: Exfoliative cheilitis-a factitious disorder?. Aydin E, Gokoglu O, Ozcurumez G, Aydin H: Calobrisi SD, Baselga E, Miller ES, Esterly NB: Petruzzi M, De Benedittis M, Pastore L, Pannone G, Grassi FR, Serpico R: Reiter S, Vered M, Yarom N, Goldsmith C, Gorsky M. A cold compress with water is beneficial for the treatment of exfoliative cheilitis. A 23-year-old woman with a history of adjustment disorder and previously treated anxiety disorder, not otherwise specified, presented to the dermatology clinic with a two-month history of painful, cracked, and peeling lips that had been unresponsive to oral acyclovir or valacyclovir. It's most commonly found on your face, lips, ears, back of your hands, forearms, scalp or neck.Also known as a solar keratosis, an actinic keratosis enlarges slowly and usually causes no signs or symptoms other than a patch or small spot on your skin. You Will Need. In addition to the excess keratin, patients present with dry and scaly lips that can have associated crusting, fissuring, and hemorrhage due to the cyclical nature of the self-harming behaviors [2, 4]. Angular cheilitis … Through open and direct communication between the patient and the provider, the appropriate diagnosis was discerned. Factitial cheilitis is a rare diagnosis of exclusion that occurs most frequently in young women with a history of anxiety disorders and recent psychosocial stressors. A diagnosis of factitious cheilitis was made and discussed with the patient with a following psychiatry consult. Consequently, exfoliative cheilitis may simply represent the histologic diagnosis, and only through correlation with clinical and psychosocial behaviors can a definitive diagnosis of factitial cheilitis be rendered. The common form of actinic cheilitis is due to chronic sun exposure and is the lip form of actinic keratosis. Factitious cheilitis should be distinguished from infectious cheilitis, contact dermatitis, actinic cheilitis, photosensitivity dermatoses, exfoliative cheilitis, cheilitis glandularis and neoplasia that may look similar on physical exam. depression) or a comorbid Axis II disorder (eg. While it is of benign origin, it can be painful or cosmetically disfiguring for many patients. 1999, 16 (1): 12-15. 7. GLANDULAR CHELITIS; Glandular cheilitis is a clinical diagnosis. Finally, given the predisposition to fissured lips, superinfection with Staphylococcus aureus or Candida albicans needs to be considered [3]. Cheilitis glandularis is an uncommon condition in the United States. A diagnosis of factitious cheilitis was made and discussed with the patient with a following psychiatry consult. Lips make a person look attractive. The exact pathogenesis of factitious chelitis is obscure. Factitious cheilitis is a chronic condition characterized by crusting and ulceration that is probably secondary to chewing and sucking of the lips. Referral for the psychiatric symptoms as well as management of the same resulted in complete resolution of her lip findings. 10.1016/S1085-5629(97)80025-9. 1998, 196 (2): 253-255. Exfoliative Cheilitis as a Manifestation of Factitial Cheilitis. (Authors cannot rate their own articles.). Factitial or factitious cheilitis is a diagnosis of exclusion that often presents in young women with a history of psychiatric illness [1]. Factitious cheilitis, also known as factitious lip crusting, localized crusting or artifactual and exfoliative cheilitis, is a chronic condition characterized by crusting and ulceration [2–4]. High ratings should be reserved for work that is truly groundbreaking in its respective field. Cases involving a hemorrhagic or peculiar pattern of crusting should be evaluated for malignancy [1]. Itin PH, Schiller P, Gilli L, Buechner SA: Isolated lichen planus of the lip. Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this Case report and any accompanying images. 10.1159/000017886. If you have symptoms such as: On the other hand poor coping may be part of a personality disorder, such as borderline personality or dependent and narcissistic personality traits [5, 9]. It presents as continuous keratinaceous build-up, crusting, and desquamation of the lips, consistent with exfoliative cheilitis. 2-3 drops of tea tree oil. We noticed that there is an interchangeable usage of exfoliative cheilitis and factitious cheilitis in the literature [5, 6, 11], however the differentiation of these two has clinical significance. All registered users are invited to contribute to the SIQ™ of any published article. Br Dent J. Factitial Cheilitis in an Adolescent Factitial Cheilitis in an Adolescent Calobrisi, Stella D.; Baselga, Eulalia; Miller, Elizabeth Shinall; Esterly, Nancy B. Other than targeting comorbid psychiatric disorders, there is no standard pharmacological treatment for factitious disorder. This might just be the case for our patient when we consider her living conditions for the last five years together with her untreated depression. On May 25, 2018, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) went into effect and changed how organizations deal with personal data of customers located in the EU. Scholary Impact Quotient™ (SIQ™) is our unique post-publication peer review rating process. In patients with non-specific clinical and histopathological findings recalcitrant to pharmacologic therapy and standard of care management, factitial cheilitis should be considered. Read our Reviewer Guide for more info. Google Scholar. The biopsy showed granulation tissue and associated inflammation but no malignancy. TREATMENT: Treatment of any underlying psychological disorder is important and the patient needs to be made aware that it is the process of licking their lips that is the cause. Although the symptoms, such as pain, dryness, itching, burning, and bleeding, tend to be continuous, lesions in factitial cheilitis often present at different stages. Treatment may include: Medications to control rectal inflammation. Girijala R L, Falkner R, Dalton S R, et al. Angular cheilitis is a lip infection which causes inflammation and blisters of one or both corners of the mouth. 1984, 111 (11): 1007-1011. Next article. The distinction between exfoliative and factitial cheilitis is imperative to understand; if factitial etiologies are not considered in the differential diagnosis, the contributing behaviors can be missed for many years. Erdinc Aydin. In-situ hybridization for human papillomavirus testing (subtypes 6/11, 16/18, 31/33) was also negative. J Am Acad Dermatol. Especially knowing that one of her daughters is a physician makes these speculations more salient. CAS  Exfoliative cheilitis exhibits hyperkeratosis and erythema in the histologic findings, which is associated with a history of factitial injury [9, 13]. draw attention to borderline personality disorder in factitial dermotosis [3, 8]. Patients presenting with hyperkeratotic or crusted lip lesions must undergo a thorough history and physical examination due to the broad differential diagnosis. OBJECTIVE: Here we report and analyze clinical, pathological, and therapeutic data on 13 patients with a form of factitial cheilitis that we … Difference of Factitial Cheilitis and Exvoliative Cheilitis Factitial cheilitis is a rare condition characterized by cyclic and persistent exfoliation of excess keratin due to behaviors such as 2. Obsessive-compulsive disorders respond best to selective-serotonin-reuptake inhibitors. Girijala R L, Falkner R, Dalton S R, et al. Examples include alclometasone 0.05%, desonide 0.05%, fluticasone 0.005%, or triamcinolone 0.1%. Br J Dermatol. Bizarre hemorragic or keratotic crusts should alert the clinician to a possible factitious origin. During the induction phase, use of a low- to mid-potency topical corticosteroid ointment quiets inflammation. Taniguchi S, Kono T: Exfoliative cheilitis: a case report and review of the literature. Jeanmougin M, Civatte J, Bertail MA: Factitious crusting cheilitis. 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