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 21 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Melkersson Rosenthal syndrome. Report of two pediatric cases].
 

Author(s): Lucas Bordino, Mariana L Juchli, Marcelo Fernández, María de Los Ángeles Fitz Maurice, Andrea Martins, Zaida E Ramírez, Roxana Spini

Journal: Arch Argent Pediatr. 2016 Aug;114(4):e224-7.

 

Melkersson Rosenthal syndrome is a very infrequent disease of unknown etiology, chronic and progressive course, with neurocutaneous disease that affects the orofacial innervation and mucocutaneous tissues with non-caseating granulomatous infiltration. Clinically, it is characterized ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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

Author(s): Rim Klii, Wafa Chebbi

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Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome.
 

Author(s): Tien-Yu Lin, Chi-Hsuan Chiang, Pai-Shan Cheng

Journal: J. Formos. Med. Assoc.. 2016 07;115(7):583-4.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome as an early manifestation of mixed connective tissue disease.
 

Author(s): Dorota Jasinska, Jerzy Boczon

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We aim to illustrate the potential viability of MCTD as an underlying aetiology of Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome. The case is probably the first description available in the literature of the Melkersson-Rosenthal as an early manifestation of mixed connective tissue disease.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[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: 31 Dec 1969

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