Angular cheilitis (angular stomatitis)


Angular cheilitis (angular stomatitis)

PREDISPOSING FACTORS

Angular cheilitis is most often chronic, seen in the older, and due to infective and/or mechanical causes. It is predisposed by what are known as the ‘3Ds’ (Fig. 33.2):

image Dental appliance or denture-wearing, denture-related stomatitis and disorders that predispose to candidosis:

image Deficiency states, such as:

image Disorders where the lip anatomical relationships are changed – such as when the vertical dimension of occlusion is reduced – or where lips are enlarged, such as in orofacial granulomatosis, Crohn disease and Down syndrome.

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Feb 18, 2015 | Posted by in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology | Comments Off on Angular cheilitis (angular stomatitis)
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