Document Type: Case Report


1 Kerman Social Determinants on Oral Health Research Center AND Department of Oral Pathology, School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

2 Resident, Dept. of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.


Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome (MRS) is a rare neurological condition that includes a triad of symptoms: recurring facial paralysis, orofacial swelling and fissured tongue. The diagnosis and treatment of this syndrome is difficult, because the classic triad is rarely possible to see in its complete form. The etiology of MRS is unknown, but it is thought to be caused by various factors such as infections, genetic predisposition, immune deficiency, food intolerance and stress. This case report presents a 22 years old male patient with classical triad of MRS.