Atrophic rhinitis and ozaena
Nov 7, 2019 • Latest change Mar 25, 2020
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- Atrophic rhinitis is a chronic condition affecting the nasal cavities, caused by progressing atrophy of nasal mucosa and the underlying bones.
- In atrophic rhinitis, a long-term infection by Klebsiella ozaenae often occurs simultaneously on the mucosae of the nose and paranasal sinuses.
- Differences in the prevalence between populations exist. In Finland, atrophic rhinits had already started vanishing, but it still occurs in immigrants.
- Specialist health care is responsible for the final diagnosis and treatment planning
- Conservative treatment consists of nasal irrigation as well as moisturising drops and sprays, and an adequate humidification of the room air at night.
Atrophic rhinitis, J31.0, Nose, Odors, Otorhinolaryngology, Ozaena, Rhinitis, Rhinitis, Atrophic, Smell, mucous membrane atrophy