Is the Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome related to the exposure to food additives? A case report.

Abstract

We present a case of Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome that occurred in an adult patient who experienced intolerance to the food additives sodium benzoate and tartrazine. The main symptoms were the facial swelling, hypertrophy of the gums, and a typical infiltration of lymphocytes and plasma cells around the small vessels observed in the biopsy of the gums. No involvement of facial nerves was present, and other disorders of granulomatosis have been excluded. All clinical manifestations went into remission once the food additives were excluded from the usual diet.

Cite this paper

@article{Pachor1989IsTM, title={Is the Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome related to the exposure to food additives? A case report.}, author={M L Pachor and Giacomo Urbani and Pilar Cortina and Claudio Lunardi and Fabrizio Nicolis and P Peroli and Roberto Corrocher and P Gotte}, journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology}, year={1989}, volume={67 4}, pages={393-5} }