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Ozena

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.

Symptoms

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

Ozena may develop after a long period of nasal swelling.

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References

Joe SA, Liu JZ. Nonallergic rhinitis. In: Flint PW, Haughey BH, Lund LJ, et al, eds. Cummings Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2015:chap 43.

Update Date 8/5/2015

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