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facial neuropathy,orofacial edema cheilitis granulomatosa meaning

  • [Medicine]
    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)

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