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Dermatology clinic

A child with swollen lips and angular cheilitis

Victoria Harris, Gayle Fischer

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Abstract

Test your diagnostic skills in our regular dermatology quiz. What is the cause of this child’s progressive lip swelling?

Article Extract

Case presentation 

A 12-year-old boy presents with a three-month history of painless swelling of his upper and lower lips and angular cheilitis (Figure). He is otherwise well and is taking no regular medications. 

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