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Related to ozena: atrophic rhinitis
an atrophic rhinitis marked by a thick mucopurulent discharge, mucosal crusting, and a strong odor.
chronic rhinitis with thinning of the mucous membrane; often associated with crusts and foul-smelling discharge.
ozena/oze·na/ (o-ze´nah) an atrophic rhinitis marked by a thick mucopurulent discharge, mucosal crusting, and fetor.
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.
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
A disease characterized by intranasal crusting, atrophy, and fetid odor.
[G. ozaina, a fetid polypus, fr. ozō, to smell]
an atrophic rhinitis marked by a thick mucopurulent discharge, mucosal crusting and fetor.