angular cheilosis


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Related to angular cheilosis: perleche, angular stomatitis

angular cheilitis, angular cheilosis

See perlèche.

angular cheilitis

A condition characterised by inflammation, exudation, maceration and fissuring at the angles of the lips.

Aetiology
Angular cheilitis is most often linked to candidiasis, but is also related to the decreased vertical dimension of lower face in edentulous elderly with loss of alveolar bone; sagging of cheeks due to myotonia; sialorrhoea; ariboflavinosis (with glossitis, keratitis and seborrhoea-like dermatitis); malnutrition; streptococcal infection.

an·gu·lar chei·lo·sis

(ang'gyŭ-lăr kī-lō'sis)
Reddish inflammation of the lip or lips and production of fissures that radiate from the angles of the mouth.
Synonym(s): angular cheilitis, angular stomatitis.

an·gu·lar chei·lo·sis

(ang'gyŭ-lăr kī-lō'sis)
Reddish inflammation of the lips and production of fissures that radiate from the angles of the mouth.

angular cheilosis,