ID#: 5788
This patient presented with angular lesions at the corners of the mouth known as angular cheilitis, or cheilosis, due to a vitamin B2 deficiency. With cheilosis, the lips become dry, scaly and swollen, and lesions develop at the corners of the mouth, as was the case here. The gums, or gingivae, become inflamed, and have a tendency to bleed easily.
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