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.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/D32210032911
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.