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Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome Summary

Description: 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)

Also Known As: Cheilitis Granulomatosa; Cheilitis Granulomatosa, Orofacial Edema, Facial Neuropathy; Facial Neuropathy, Cheilitis Granulomatosa, Orofacial Edema; Facial Neuropathy, Orofacial Edema, Cheilitis Granulomatosa; Macrocheilia, Facial Palsy, Edema Show All >>

Networked: 85 relevant articles (8 outcomes, 2 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Clofazimine (Lamprene) : 2 outcomes in 7 results : FDA 1
  2. Steroids : 2 outcomes in 4 results : IBA
  3. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids) : 1 outcome in 4 results : IBA
  4. adalimumab (Humira) : 1 outcome in 3 results : FDA 2
  5. Histamine Antagonists (Antihistamines) : 1 outcome in 2 results : IBA
  6. tranilast (N 5') : 1 outcome in 2 results : IBA
  7. Fluconazole (Zonal) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 41 Generic
  8. Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 16 Generic
  9. Lymecycline : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  10. Fumarates : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome

  1. Cheilitis
  2. Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
  3. Necrosis
  4. Blepharitis
  5. Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome
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Key Therapies for Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome

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  1. Intralesional Injections : 1 outcome in 3 results
  2. Decompression : 1 study in 5 results
  3. Injections : 4 results
  4. Oral Medicine : 2 results
  5. Lasers (Laser) : 2 results
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