La sindrome di Melkersson-Rosenthal. Descrizione di un caso.

Translated title of the contribution: Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome. A case report

M. Pellegrino, M. R. D'Altilia, M. Pastore, F. Frascolla, D. Meleleo, L. Zelante, F. Lotti

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The Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome is a rare disease of unknown pathogenesis. Classical signs include recurrent facial palsy, lingua plicata and orofacial edema. The diagnosis is often difficult when all features are not present at the same time: in the literature complete triads occurred in 25-30% of the patients. We report a case of Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome with classical triad of signs in a 13 year old boy. The pathology, clinical features and management of this disease are discussed: the possible role of food allergy or additives intolerance is also examined.

Translated title of the contributionMelkersson-Rosenthal syndrome. A case report
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)411-414
Number of pages4
JournalMinerva Pediatrica
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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