A Morbus Morbihan Case With Atypical Presentation Treated By Use of Metronidazole and Diuretic

Aksoy B., Ustun H., Celik A., Aksoy H. M., Atakan N.

TURK DERMATOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.3, no.4, pp.89-92, 2009 (ESCI) identifier identifier


Morbus Morbihan is also described as a chronic lymphedema related to rosacea and characterized with hard nonpitting edema localized to the upper central face clinically. The other typical features are nonpathologic laboratory and histopathological findings and resistance to various therapies. Forty-three years old female patient applied to the outpatient clinic with a persistant edema present for 5 years involving the upper lip, chin and cheeks. A diagnosis of rosaceous lymphedema (Morbus Morbihan) with atypical presentation was made on the ground of patient history, clinical examination and histopathological findings. The patient was prescribed to use topical and oral metronidazole and diuretic. Erythematous edema attacks completely stopped and facial erythematous edema decreased significantly. The involvement of lower face in our patient is interesting. Topical and oral metronidazole along with oral diuretic was efficacious in the treatment of our Morbus Morbihan case.