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ANGULAR STOMATITIS TREATED WITH SILICOTE OINTMENT

ANGULAR STOMATITIS TREATED WITH SILICOTE OINTMENT Abstract Ariboflavinosis is the cause of many cases of angular stomatitis, but accumulating experiences have shown that not all cases are due to a specific riboflavin deficiency. Moore, Minnich, Vilter, and Spies,1 and Ellenberg and Pollack2 have used the name pseudoariboflavinosis for such cases. In this term is included (1) angular stomatitis which may be caused by the trauma of placing poor-fitting artificial dentures or by dental malocclusions and (2) angular stomatitis caused by sensitizing and irritating substances, like tooth powders and pastes, mouth washes, and, more recently, the antibiotics, such as penicillin, chlortetracycline (aureomycin), oxytetracyclin (Terramycin), and chloramphenicol. I prefer the term angular stomatitis to designate maceration and cracking of the mouth. The term "perlèche" should be discarded, because historically it implies an impetiginous origin.3 The name "cheilitis" is also confusing and has too broad a connotation. The treatment of pseudoariboflavinotic angular stomatitis depends on the References 1. Moore, C. V.; Minnich, V.; Vilter, R. W., and Spies, T. D.: Hypochromic Anemia in Patients with Deficiency of Vitamin B Complex: Response to Iron Therapy with and without Yeast , J. A. M. A. 121:245-250 ( (Jan. 23) ) 1943.Crossref 2. Ellenberg, M., and Pollack, H.: Pseudo Ariboflavinosis , J. A. M. A. 119:790-792 ( (July 4) ) 1942.Crossref 3. Stannus, H. S.: Some Problems in Riboflavin and Allied Deficiencies (Lumleian Lectures, Abridged) , Brit. M. J. 2:140 ( (July 29) ) 1944.Crossref 4. Talbot, J. R.; MacGregor, J. K., and Crowe, F. W.: The Use of Silicote as a Skin Protectant , J. Invest. Dermat. 17: 125-126 ( (Sept.) ) 1951.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology & Syphilology American Medical Association

ANGULAR STOMATITIS TREATED WITH SILICOTE OINTMENT

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1953 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-5979
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10.1001/archderm.1953.01540090098015
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Abstract

Abstract Ariboflavinosis is the cause of many cases of angular stomatitis, but accumulating experiences have shown that not all cases are due to a specific riboflavin deficiency. Moore, Minnich, Vilter, and Spies,1 and Ellenberg and Pollack2 have used the name pseudoariboflavinosis for such cases. In this term is included (1) angular stomatitis which may be caused by the trauma of placing poor-fitting artificial dentures or by dental malocclusions and (2) angular stomatitis caused by sensitizing and irritating substances, like tooth powders and pastes, mouth washes, and, more recently, the antibiotics, such as penicillin, chlortetracycline (aureomycin), oxytetracyclin (Terramycin), and chloramphenicol. I prefer the term angular stomatitis to designate maceration and cracking of the mouth. The term "perlèche" should be discarded, because historically it implies an impetiginous origin.3 The name "cheilitis" is also confusing and has too broad a connotation. The treatment of pseudoariboflavinotic angular stomatitis depends on the References 1. Moore, C. V.; Minnich, V.; Vilter, R. W., and Spies, T. D.: Hypochromic Anemia in Patients with Deficiency of Vitamin B Complex: Response to Iron Therapy with and without Yeast , J. A. M. A. 121:245-250 ( (Jan. 23) ) 1943.Crossref 2. Ellenberg, M., and Pollack, H.: Pseudo Ariboflavinosis , J. A. M. A. 119:790-792 ( (July 4) ) 1942.Crossref 3. Stannus, H. S.: Some Problems in Riboflavin and Allied Deficiencies (Lumleian Lectures, Abridged) , Brit. M. J. 2:140 ( (July 29) ) 1944.Crossref 4. Talbot, J. R.; MacGregor, J. K., and Crowe, F. W.: The Use of Silicote as a Skin Protectant , J. Invest. Dermat. 17: 125-126 ( (Sept.) ) 1951.Crossref

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A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology & SyphilologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1953

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