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Related to ozena: atrophic rhinitis
an atrophic rhinitis marked by a thick mucopurulent discharge, mucosal crusting, and a strong odor.
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chronic rhinitis with thinning of the mucous membrane; often associated with crusts and foul-smelling discharge.
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ozenaPue-nez, Stinknase ENT A mucopurulent nasal discharge in chronic atrophic rhinitis, seen in long-standing systemic disease–eg, iron-deficiency anemia or chronic local infection, described in southern Europe; the etiologic role of.Klebsiella ozaenae is speculative as this organism is sensitive to broad-spectrum antibiotics, while ozena is refractory to antibiotic therapy
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A disease characterized by intranasal crusting, atrophy, and fetid odor.
[G. ozaina, a fetid polypus, fr. ozō, to smell]
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