Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome

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Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome

Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome is a rare neurological disorder characterized by recurring facial paralysis, swelling of the face and lips, and the development of folds and furrows in the tongue. Onset is in childhood or early adolescence. After recurrent attacks, swelling may persist and increase, eventually becoming permanent. The lip may become hard, cracked, and fissured with a reddish-brown discoloration. The cause of Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome is unknown, but there may be a genetic predisposition. It can be symptomatic of Crohn's disease or sarcoidosis.
 

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The terms "Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome" returned 16 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome: a rare entity not to ignore].
 

Author(s): Rim Klii, Wafa Chebbi

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Last Updated: 25 Sep 2015

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Tufted hair folliculitis associated with Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome and hidradenitis suppurativa.
 

Author(s): Sule Güngör, Tülin Yüksel, Ilteris Topal

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;80(5):484.

 

Last Updated: 9 Sep 2014

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An extraordinary form of the Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome successfully treated with the tumour necrosis factor-α blocker adalimumab.
 

Author(s): Juergen Stein, Alexander Paulke, Beate Schacher, Matthias Noehte

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Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome (MRS) is a rare granulomatous inflammatory disease characterised by the triad of orofacial oedema, facial nerve palsy and furrowed tongue. We describe the case of a 29-year-old patient suffering from an oligosymptomatic form of the disease with orofacial ...

Last Updated: 15 May 2014

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The terms "Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Macrocheilitis and Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome. Review of 19 cases].
 

Author(s): C Marques, A Machado, A P Baptista

Journal: Acta Med Port. 1994 Oct;7(10):533-40.

 

Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome is an uncommon condition of unknown cause. The classical triad includes recurrent orofacial oedema involving predominantly the lips (macrocheilitis), intermittent peripheral facial palsy and scrotal tongue. Some authors consider Miescher's cheilitis as ...

Last Updated: 16 Mar 1995

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