Angular cheilitis is an inflammatory reaction that involves one or both angles of the mouth.
Angular cheilitis may show combinations of:
(2) radiating fissures or cracks (rhagades)
(3) erosions or ulceration and crust formation
Patients may complain of:
(1) pain or soreness
Ohman et al classified angular cheilitis as follows:
few, small rhagades limited to the the corners of the mouth with limited involvement of adjacent skin
moderate rhagades with ragged border and erythema
multiple rhagades radiating from the corner of the mouth
extensive erythema of skin adjacent to the vermilion border without rhagades
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Specialty: Otolaryngology, Dermatology