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Refractory cheilitis and delayed growth in a child

BMJ 2021; 373 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1236 (Published 03 June 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;373:n1236
  1. Yi-Teng Hung, resident dermatologist1,
  2. Wei-Ti Chen, consultant dermatologist12
  1. 1Department of Dermatology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taoyuan, Taiwan; 2College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to: W-T Chen greatedisonchen{at}gmail.com

These are the lips of a boy who presented with a two year history of angular stomatitis and chapping refractory to topical corticosteroid or emollient treatment (fig 1).

Fig 1

His parents mentioned he …

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