Apr 6, 2014
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Inflammation of the lips. It is common at the angles of the lips (angular stomatitis), usually as a consequence of sagging facial muscles or ill-fitting dentures producing folds at the corners of the mouth which retain food debris and allow proliferation of bacteria and candida. Atopic eczema (see SKIN, DISEASES OF) is a common cause of cheilosis of the whole of the lips.

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