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Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome

Disease definition

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.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: Childhood
  • ICD-10: G51.2
  • OMIM: 155900
  • UMLS: C0025235
  • MeSH: D008556
  • GARD: 7010
  • MedDRA: 10027166
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