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Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome with diffuse facial swelling and multiple cranial nerve palsies.

We report an unusual case of Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome presenting as diffuse facial swelling with facial, glossopharyngeal and vagus nerve palsies. A skin biopsy revealed non-caseating epithelioid cell granulomas throughout the dermis. The disease responded poorly to systemic steroids, antihistamines, antibiotics and potassium iodide.

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