II. Signs

  1. Softening or cracking and fissuring at commissure
  2. Associated with erythema and crusts

III. Etiologies

  1. Underlying systemic disease
  2. Riboflavin deficiency
  3. Over-closure of mouth without teeth or with dentures

IV. Complications

  1. Secondary infection with Candida (Perleche) or Bacteria

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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

Ontology: Cheilosis (C0221264)

Concepts Disease or Syndrome (T047)
ICD10 K13.0
SnomedCT 16459000
Italian Cheilosi
English Cheilosis, cheilosis of lip, cheilosis of lip (diagnosis), cheilosis of lip (physical finding), cheilosis, Cheilosis (disorder)
Japanese 口唇症, コウシンショウ
Czech Cheilóza
Hungarian Cheilosis
Spanish queilosis (trastorno), queilosis, Queilosis
Portuguese Quilose
Dutch cheilose
French Chéilite angulaire par carence en vitamine B2
German aufgesprungene Lippe