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September 1963

Candida Cheilitis

Author Affiliations


From Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Arkansas, and the Little Rock Veterans Administration Hospital.

Arch Dermatol. 1963;88(3):325-329. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590210083013

Fifteen patients have been observed with a chronic inflammatory eruption of the lower lip. Eleven demonstrated erosive lesions and four granular changes. In all instances direct examination showed yeast elements, and positive cultures for Candida albicans were obtained. With the exception of one patient with an associated carcinoma, the lesions cleared promptly to antimonilial therapy. Attempts to duplicate the clinical picture by an occlusive dressing application of Candida suspensions were unsuccessful.

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