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catarrhal discharge from the nasal mucous membrane in congenital syphilis in infants.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Obstructed nasal respiration, especially in the newborn infant, sometimes due to congenital syphilis.
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Pediatrics Noisy breathing through a partially obstructed nasopharynx, accompanied by profuse, mucopurulent and hemorrhagic nasal discharge containing viable Treponema pallidum; snuffles may be seen in infants with early congenital syphilis manifest as syphilitic rhinitis; snuffles have also been described with trisomy 21–Down syndrome. See Congenital syphilis.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


Obstructed nasal respiration, especially in the newborn infant, sometimes due to congenital syphilis.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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Cats and dogs make up the bulk of the entry, with Snuffles the rabbit flying the flag for the rest of the animal kingdom.
I fast realising that age is no barrier when it comes to sniffs and snuffles. Excuse me while I blow my .
The most characteristic symptom of this disease is nasal discharge (this is why the disease is commonly called snuffles) and the affected rabbits sneeze and cough.
Poor little Holly developed kitten flu at just a few weeks old which has left her with the snuffles and poor eye sight in one eye.
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