II. Causes

  1. Idiopathic (most common)
  2. Infectious
    1. Staphylococcus aureus
    2. Candida albicans
  3. Iron Deficiency Anemia
  4. Riboflavin Deficiency

III. Signs

  1. Chronic commissure fissuring
  2. Inflammation, Scaling, or Crust
  3. Chiefly involves lower lip

IV. Management: Empiric

  1. Combination of:
    1. Nizoral
    2. Bactroban
    3. Hydrocortisone 1%
  2. Apply to mouth angles

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Ontology: Angular cheilitis (C0221237)

Definition (NCI) Inflammation of the skin at the corners of the mouth characterized by redness, fissures or crusts.(NICHD)
Concepts Disease or Syndrome (T047)
ICD10 K13.0
SnomedCT 367523002, 155662001, 200729007, 267839004, 156325001, 81670006, 196554004, 266429005
English Angular cheilosis, angular cheilitis (diagnosis), angular cheilitis, perleche, perleche (diagnosis), PerlIche (disorder), PerlIche, PerIeche, PerIeche (disorder), stomatitis angular, angular stomatitis, Intertrigo labialis, Perlèche (disorder), Angular stomatitis and cheilitis, Cheilosis, Angular Cheilitis, Perleche (disorder), Perleche, Angular cheilitis, Angular stomatitis, Angular cheilitis (disorder), perlèche, stomatitis; angular, angular; stomatitis, angulus infectiosus, Perl@che, Perlèche, Cheilitis, angular, angular cheilosis
Dutch stomatitis angularis, perlèche, angulaire cheilose, mondhoek cheilitis, angularis; stomatitis, stomatitis; angularis
French Stomatite angulaire, Chéilite angulaire, Perlèche
German Cheilitis angularis, Stomatitis angularis, Perleche
Italian Cheilosi angolare, Cheilite angolare, Stomatite angolare
Portuguese Queilite angular, Perleche, Queilose angular, Estomatite angular
Spanish Perleche, Queilosis angular, Queilitis angular, Estomatitis angular, queilosis angular, queilitis comisural, intertrigo labial, boqueras (trastorno), boqueras, estomatitis angular, perlèche, queilitis angular (concepto no activo), queilitis angular (trastorno), queilitis angular
Japanese 口角口唇炎, 口角炎, 口角びらん, コウカクコウシンエン, コウカクビラン, コウカクエン
Czech Angulární cheilóza, Angulární chelitida, Bolavé ústní koutky, Angulární stomatitida
Hungarian Cheilitis angularis, Angularis Cheilosis, Angularis stomatitis, Perleche