purulent rhinitis


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purulent rhinitis

Etymology: L, purulentus, pus formation; Gk, rhis, nose, itis, inflammation
an infection of the nasal mucosa that is accompanied by pus formation. The condition is often secondary to a systemic infection, such as measles.

purulent rhinitis

Chronic rhinitis accompanied by pus formation.
See also: rhinitis

rhinitis

inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose. It may be mild and chronic, or acute. There are signs of wheezing, sneezing and respiratory stertor at all levels. There is a strong nasal discharge which may be serous to purulent.

allergic rhinitis, anaphylactic rhinitis
any allergic reaction of the nasal mucosa, occurring perennially (nonseasonal allergic rhinitis) or seasonally.
atrophic rhinitis
see atrophic rhinitis.
bovine atopic rhinitis
see enzootic nasal granuloma.
catarrhal rhinitis
the common form of rhinitis with a transitory catarrhal discharge.
familial allergic rhinitis
a rarely recorded disease of cattle.
fibrinous rhinitis
rhinitis with development of a false membrane.
hypertrophic rhinitis
that with thickening and swelling of the mucous membrane.
inclusion body rhinitis
see inclusion body rhinitis.
membranous rhinitis
chronic rhinitis with a membranous exudate.
necrotic rhinitis
see necrotic rhinitis.
parasitic rhinitis
see pneumonyssuscaninum.
polypous rhinitis
chronic rhinitis associated with polyps in the nasal cavity.
pseudomembranous rhinitis
coagulated discharge clings to the mucosa like a membrane but can be peeled off without leaving a mucosal lesion.
purulent rhinitis
chronic rhinitis with formation of pus.
vasomotor rhinitis
1. nonallergic rhinitis in which transient changes in vascular tone and permeability (with the same symptoms of allergic rhinitis).
2. any condition of allergic or nonallergic rhinitis, as opposed to infectious rhinitis.