Melkersson–Rosenthal Syndrome

August 15, 2011 | By | Reply More


Melkersson–Rosenthal Syndrome

Melkersson–Rosenthal syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by cheilitis granulomatosa, facial paralysis, fissured tongue, and less often intraoral and facial edema (Fig.). The term “orofacial granulomatosis” has recently been proposed to include conditions and diseases characterized by granulomatous inflammation in the oral and facial area (cheilitis granulomatosa, Melkersson–Rosenthal syndrome, Crohn disease, sarcoidosis).

The differential diagnosis and treatment are identical to those of cheilitis granulomatosa.

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Category: Dental, Periodontology

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