Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 569--571

Actinic cheilitis: A review


Elangovan Somasundaram1, Ruchi Gera2, Harish Babu Peethambaran1 
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, KSR Institute of Dental Science and Research, Thiruchengode, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Christian Dental College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Elangovan Somasundaram
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, KSR Institute of Dental Science and Research, Thokkavady, Namakkal, Thiruchengode, Tamil Nadu
India

Actinic cheilitis (AC) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the lips that is caused by prolonged exposure to sunlight in susceptible individuals. It affects the vermilion region of the lower lip almost exclusively. UV-B rays with a wavelength of 290-320 nm are held responsible for the sunlight-induced damage. The exact mechanism of the development of AC is unclear. It is considered to be potentially malignant.


How to cite this article:
Somasundaram E, Gera R, Peethambaran HB. Actinic cheilitis: A review.J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2015;27:569-571


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Somasundaram E, Gera R, Peethambaran HB. Actinic cheilitis: A review. J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 Oct 5 ];27:569-571
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