Pruritic, Burning Perioral “Lesions”: Your Dx?


Do you recognize these symptomatic red patches and plaques? What underlying disorder does the condition imply?


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This woman was concerned about pruritic, red, burning patches at both corners of her mouth.

What are these lesions--and what are the clinical implications of the diagnosis?

A. The diagnosis is perleche.
B. The diagnosis is perioral dermatitis.
C. Lesions may be due to immunodeficiency, vitamin deficiency, or poor dentition.
D. The condition often accompanies diabetes.
E. A and D
F. B and C
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