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dc.contributor.authorSkinner, Nadineeng
dc.contributor.authorJunker, Jessie A.eng
dc.contributor.authorFlake, Donnaeng
dc.date.issued2005eng
dc.description.abstractCheilitis is a broad term that describes inflammation of the lip surface characterized by dry scaling and fissuring. Specific types are atopic, angular, granulomatous, and actinic. Angular cheilitis is commonly seen in primary care settings, and it specifically refers to cheilitis that radiates from the commissures or corners of the mouth. Other terms synonymous with angular cheilitis are perlèche, commissural cheilitis, and angular stomatitis. Evidence reveals that topical ointment preparations of nystatin or amphotericin B treat angular cheilitis (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, 2 small placebo-controlled studies). Improving oral health through regular use of xylitol or xylitol/chlorhexidine acetate containing chewing gums decreases angular cheilitis in nursing home patients (SOR: B, 1 cluster randomized, placebo-controlled trial).eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/3376eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherFamily Physicians Inquiries Networkeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionClinical Inquiries, 2005 (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. School of Medicine. Department of Family and Community Medicine. Family Physicians Inquiries Networkeng
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of family practice, 54, no. 05 (May 2005): 470-471eng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.subjectointment preparationseng
dc.subjectperlècheeng
dc.subjectlip surfaceeng
dc.subjectoral healtheng
dc.subject.lcshOral medicineeng
dc.subject.lcshLipseng
dc.subject.lcshOintmentseng
dc.titleWhat is angular cheilitis and how is it treated?eng
dc.typeArticleeng


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