What is Actinic Cheilitis (AC)?

September 16, 2017

What is Actinic cheilitis Actinic cheilitis manifests a diffuse or patchy dryness and variable thickening of the vermillion of the lower lip. The prevalent form of actinic cheilitis is due to chronic sun exposure. It is also called actinic cheilosis, solar cheilitis and sometimes, actinic cheilitis with histological atypia. AC almost always affects the lower lips and only rarely the upper lip, probably because of the lower lip more exposed…

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