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Inspect the lips for localized or generalized swellings, and assess the patient's ability to open the mouth.

Assess the color of the lips. Is cyanosis present? Are there any lesions on the lips? If a lesion is detected, palpate it to characterize its texture and consistency. Figure 12-10 depicts the mouth of a patient with multiple herpetic ulcers, commonly known as cold sores, or herpes simplex labialis, on the lips and external nares. Figure 12-11 depicts multiple telangiectatic lesions on the tongue that are secondary to Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome. In this syndrome,

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