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Quintessence Publishing: Journals: QI
Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

Publication:
April 1997
Volume 28 , Issue 4

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Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome: Review of the literature and case report of a 10-year misdiagnosis

Balevi

Pages: 265-269
PMID: 10332378

Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome is classically described as a triad of orofacial swelling, facial palsy, and fissured tongue. More often this syndrome presents in its oligosymptomatic forms. Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome may not be as rare as suspected but rather a syndrome that often goes undiagnosed. Presented is the case of a mentally challenged man who was eventually diagnosed with Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome only after being misdiagnosed and incorrectly treated for an odontogenic infection for more than a decade.

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