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Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome: An idiopathic syndrome characterized by one or more of the following; recurrent orofacial swelling, relapsing facial paralysis, and fissured tongue (lingua plicata). The onset is usually in childhood and relapses are common. Cheilitis granulomatosa is a monosymptomatic variant of this condition. (Dermatol Clin 1996 Apr;14(2):371-9; Magalini & Magalini, Dictionary of Medical Syndromes, 4th ed, p531).
Source: MeSH 2007
These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for 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 if affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome (medical condition): See Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome (disease information).
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Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome: Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:
Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by facial swelling,... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)
Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by facial swelling, especially of the... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)
These medical disease topics may be related to Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome:
Source - NIH
Source - MeSH 2007
Source - MeSH 2007
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