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angular cheilitis

 

Definition: inflammation and fissuring radiating from the commissures of the mouth secondary to predisposing factors such as lost vertical dimension in denture wearers, nutritional deficiencies, atopic dermatitis, or Candida albicans infection.

Synonym(s): angular stomatitis, commissural cheilitis, perlèche

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