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What are the effects of Melkersson Rosenthal syndrome ?

i am doing a research paper on melkersson rosenthal syndrome and i am wondering if you can tell me if there are any accommodations that need to be made in the classroom if you were to have a child with this syndrome in your class,also how the class would be affected by a child with this syndrome. and if there is any affect the syndrome has on the childs school life such as missed time of speech etc..... if you could email me back any useful information that would be helpful mckeown_jamie@hotmail.com
Wed, 5 Jun 2013
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Dear Jamie

Children suffering from MRS have recurrent swelling of face, lips and tongue which is described as scrotal tongue due to excessive furrowing. The neurological symptom is recurrent Facial palsy. These children treated with NSAIDS, Steroids and even immuno-suppressant drugs.

Such a child in the class will have following problems:

1.The swollen and distorted face due to facial palsy can attract unsavoury remarks from the peers who are ignorant about his disease, making him a laughing stock and lead to inferiority complex in the child.Here the teacher will have to make a lot of effort to explain his condition to the other kids.

2. As the child is receiving steroids and immuno-suppressant drugs, he is prone to catch infections like viral URI and Pneumonia.

3. practically he will have to be isolated from other children.

4. The child will not be able to take part in games and other school activities.
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