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Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome

Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome: Introduction

Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome: Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by facial swelling, especially of the lips. Partial paralysis may ... more about Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome.

Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome: A rare inherited neurological disorder involving episodes of facial paralysis and swelling. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome is available below.

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Prognosis for Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome: initial episodes completely resolve but then tends to become chronic

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Article Excerpts about Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome

Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by facial swelling, especially of the lips. Partial paralysis may occur, and the tongue may develop folds or furrows. Symptoms often begin in early adolescence. The cause of Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome is unknown. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome:

Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome, or a subtype of Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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