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Ozena is a disease of the nose in which the bony ridges and mucous membranes of the nose waste away.

Ozena is also called atrophic rhinitis.


Nasal crusting, discharge, and a very bad smell are other usual symptoms of ozena.

Ozena may develop after a long period of nasal swelling.



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Update Date 8/11/2013

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