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What is angular cheilitis?

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Angular cheilitis is a condition that causes red, swollen patches in the corners of your mouth where your lips meet and make an angle. Other names for it are perleche and angular stomatitis. You can get it on one side of your mouth or on both sides at the same time.

From: Angular Cheilitis WebMD Medical Reference

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American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Angular Cheilitis."

American Diabetes Association: "Skin Complications," "Diabetes and Oral Health Problems."

American Diabetes Association Diabetes Forecast: "Embarrassing Body Problems You Need to Know About."

College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario: "Angular Cheilitis."

Devani, A. 2007. Canadian Family Physician,

Journal of the Canadian Dental Association: "How do I manage a patient with angular cheilitis?"

Sharon, V. , 2010. Dermatologic Therapy

 

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on August 23, 2018

SOURCES:

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Angular Cheilitis."

American Diabetes Association: "Skin Complications," "Diabetes and Oral Health Problems."

American Diabetes Association Diabetes Forecast: "Embarrassing Body Problems You Need to Know About."

College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario: "Angular Cheilitis."

Devani, A. 2007. Canadian Family Physician,

Journal of the Canadian Dental Association: "How do I manage a patient with angular cheilitis?"

Sharon, V. , 2010. Dermatologic Therapy

 

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on August 23, 2018

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