ozena


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to ozena: atrophic rhinitis

ozena

 [o-ze´nah]
an atrophic rhinitis marked by a thick mucopurulent discharge, mucosal crusting, and a strong odor.

a·troph·ic rhi·ni·tis

chronic rhinitis with thinning of the mucous membrane; often associated with crusts and foul-smelling discharge.
Synonym(s): ozena

ozena

/oze·na/ (o-ze´nah) an atrophic rhinitis marked by a thick mucopurulent discharge, mucosal crusting, and fetor.

ozena

[ōzē′nə]
Etymology: Gk, ozein, to have an odor
a condition of the nose characterized by atrophy of the nasal conchae and mucous membranes. Symptoms include crusting of nasal secretions, discharge, and, especially, a very offensive odor. Ozena may follow chronic inflammation of the nasal mucosa.

ozena

Pue-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

o·ze·na

(ō-zē'nă)
A disease characterized by intranasal crusting, atrophy, and fetid odor.
Synonym(s): ozaena.
[G. ozaina, a fetid polypus, fr. ozō, to smell]

ozena, ozoena

an atrophic rhinitis marked by a thick mucopurulent discharge, mucosal crusting and fetor.