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What are the symptoms of Melkersson Rosenthal Syndrome?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Oct 10, 2012
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  • Melkersson Rosenthal syndrome is a neurological disorder.
  • The cause of the disorder is not known yet.
  • The treatment for this disorder is symptomatic.
  • surgery may be done to relieve the pressure on the facial nerves.

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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.

Melkersson Rosenthal Syndrome

Symptoms of Melkersson Rosenthal Syndrome include :

Swelling on face and lip
Partial facial paralysis
Tongue abnormalities
Folding of tongue
Tongue furrows
Facial edema

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Treatment

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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