Last Updated: 2020-06-25
Perlèche, foul corners, angular cheilitis, angular stomatitis.
Frequent inflammation of the corners of the mouth or the commissures of the lips.
Frequent, especially in the case of the formation of a moist chamber in the affected area (wrinkles in older people) or in immunosuppression.
- Moist chamber due to saliva (irritant contact dermatitis)
- Humid chamber due to closed folds
- Bacteria (impetigo)
On one or both commissures there is a rhagade and surrounding inflammation, which may also affect the follicle-bearing skin.
- Typical clinical picture
- Pathogen detection
Commissures of the lips, often on both sides, can also affect the surrounding skin.
- Drainage of wrinkles, anecdotally with hyaluronic acid injection or botulinum toxin
- Disinfect regularly
- Antibiotics or fungicidal agents or acyclovir