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Angulus Infectiosus

definition

Acute or chronic inflammation of the skin and contiguous labial mucous membrane at the corners of the mouth. It is characterized by erythema, erosions and fissuring radiating from the labial commissures. A variety of factors are implicated, alone or in combination, including infective agents (candida species, staphylococci), mechanical factors, disease of the skin (atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis), and nutritional deficiencies.

synonyms

Angulus Infectiosus, Perlèche, Cheilitis Angularis, Stomatitis Angularis, Angular Cheilitis, Angular Cheilosis

UMLS

Angular cheilitis, Angular cheilosis, Angular stomatitis, Cheilitis angular, Intertrigo labialis, Perleche

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5 images found for this diagnose localisation: angle of the mouth, peri-oral, cheek, diagnosis: Angulus Infectiosus localisation: angle of the mouth, diagnosis: Angulus Infectiosus localisation: angle of the mouth, diagnosis: Angulus Infectiosus localisation: angle of the mouth, lips (skin), diagnosis: Angulus Infectiosus localisation: angle of the mouth, diagnosis: Angulus Infectiosus