Melkersson Rosenthal syndrome is a neurological disorder which is characterized by the facial problems like swelling. A person who has Melkersson rosnethal syndrome may also have partial paralysis or the tongue may develop folds or furrows. The recurring attacks of the disorder may sometimes lead to permanent swelling on the face. The cause of the disorder is not known but it is believed that genetic predisposition may be involved.
Swelling on face and lip
Partial facial paralysis
Folding of tongue
The treatment for this disorder is symptomatic and involves medication therapies with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroids to reduce the swelling. In some cases surgery may be done to relieve the pressure on the facial nerves.
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