The lips and teeth are in bad cases encrusted with sordes, and the former are dry and cracked, and bleed readily when picked.
These brown crusts and sordes are usually seen in advanced cases, following the first condition described.
Again, the tongue may be covered with brown crusts and the teeth with sordes.
sordes collect about the teeth and lips, and the surface exhales a peculiar odor.
sordes frequently collect about the gums and lips in severe cases.
His tongue becomes dry, hard, and fissured; sordes collect upon the teeth and lips, bloody crusts about the nostrils.
The odour must not be mistaken for that due to decomposition of sordes on the teeth and gums of a debilitated patient.
sordes sor·des (sôr'dēz)
A dark brown or blackish crustlike deposit on the lips, teeth, and gums of a person with dehydration resulting from a chronic debilitating disease.