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Kveim test reactivity in Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome (cheilitis granulomatosa)

Lindelöf B, Eklund A, Lidén S.
DOI: 10.2340/0001555565443445


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.


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