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Symptoms of Melkersson Rosenthal Syndrome: After recurrent attacks, swelling may persist and increase, eventually becoming permanent.
Melkersson Rosenthal syndrome may recur intermittently after its first appearance. The episodes may stop and start at regular intervals and can become a long standing problem as with each attack recovery is less satisfactory.
Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome is a rare disorder of the neurons that causes facial paralysis, swelling of the face and lips and development of folds and furrows in the tongue.
The cause of Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome is unknown, but there may be a genetic predisposition.
Treatment of Melkersson Rosenthal Syndrome is symptomatic and may include medication therapies with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and corticosteroids to reduce swelling, as well as antibiotics and immunosuppressants.