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Successful treatment of Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome with dapsone: a case report and review of the literature

  • Author(s): Emiroglu, Nazan
  • Su, Ozlem
  • Cengiz, Fatma Pelin
  • Onsun, Nahide
  • et al.
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Abstract

Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome (MRS) is a rare disease characterized by a triad of relapsing or persistent orofacial edema, recurrent lower motor neuron facial nerve palsy and fissured tongue. Acute, painless, non-erythematosus orofacial edema is observed in all patients. We report a case of a 13-year-old girl who presented with a 2-year history of swelling of the upper lip, facial paralysis, and fissured tongue; she was treated successfully with dapsone.

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