Solar cheilitis is most likely to appear in…
Solar cheilitis, dental hygiene exam prep

Solar cheilitis is most likely to appear in…

Solar cheilitis is most likely to appear in:

(A.) Immunocompromised patients
(B.) Dark-skinned adults
(C.) Patients undergoing cancer therapy
(D.) Fair-skinned adults

Solar cheilitis, dental hygiene exam prep
Solar cheilitis

Answer: (D.) Fair-skinned adults

Solar cheilitis, also called actinic cheilitis usually occurs in fair-skinned individuals. The cause is related to sun exposure, and the lesions are commonly present on the lower lip. The vermillion borders become pale and the interface of the lip and the skin can sometimes be indistinct.

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