Kveim test reactivity in Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome (cheilitis granulomatosa)
Lindelöf B, Eklund A, Lidén S.
The relation between the Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome (MRS) and sarcoidosis is unclear. The Kveim test, a test for sarcoidosis, was performed in seven patients, two with complete and five with abortive forms of Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome. All were found to be negative. Serum levels of angiotensin converting enzyme and calcium were normal. These facts make it unlikely that MRS is a type of sarcoidosis.