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A child with swollen lips and angular cheilitis

Victoria Harris, Gayle Fischer



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.