Angular cheilitis

Angular cheilitis

Angular cheilitis, is inflammation of one, or more commonly both, of the corners of the mouth. It is a type of cheilitis and is the second most common type of lip infection. Angular cheilitis often represents an opportunistic infection of fungi and/or bacteria, with multiple local and systemic predisposing factors being involved in the initiation and persistence of the lesion. Such factors include nutritional deficiencies, overclosure of the mouth, dry mouth, a lip-licking habit, drooling, ... more on Wikipedia

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