Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome

Don Gilden

in Neuroinfections

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print April 2013 | ISBN: 9780199926633
Published online November 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199348985 | DOI:

Series: What Do I Do Now

Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome

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Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome is characterized by the triad of recurrent facial paralysis, facial swelling, and a deeply fissured tongue. Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome is a rare cause of recurrent peripheral facial palsy. Recurrent facial palsy is also seen in Lyme disease, sarcoidosis, and lymphoma. Importantly, many people with a deeply fissured tongue have no history of facial swelling or weakness.

Chapter.  351 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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