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Article: Volume 43 Number 9 Page 874 - November 2016

  Dent Update 2016; 43: 874-882  Read article

Oral medicine:  Sore or Swollen Lips Part 1- Causes and Diagnosis

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Abstract: This series of three papers reviews the causes, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, and outlines the management of sore and/or swollen lips.

Clinical relevance: Sore and/or swollen lips are not uncommon, often have a local cause but may reflect a systemic disease. This first part of a series of three papers reviews their causes and diagnosis alphabetically, for ease of reference.

Author notes: Dimitrios Malamos, PhD, DDS, MSc, DipOM, Oral Medicine Clinic, National Organization for the Provision of Health Services (IKA), Athens, Greece (dim.malamos@gmail.com) and Crispian Scully, CBE, FMedSci, DSc, FDS, UCL Emeritus Professor, London, UK.

Objective: To describe the causes and diagnosis of sore or swollen lips.