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Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome

Synonym(s) -
Prevalence Unknown
Inheritance -
Age of onset Childhood
  • G51.2
  • C0025235
  • D008556
  • 10027166


The Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by a triad of recurrent orofacial swelling, relapsing facial paralysis and fissured tongue and onset in childhood or early adolescence. It has an estimated incidence of 8/10,000. The etiology is unknown but hereditary predisposition is suspected.

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