Problem

Atrophic rhinitis

Nature:

Chronic atrophic rhinitis, or atrophic rhinitis, is a chronic inflammation of nose characterised by atrophy of nasal mucosa, including the glands, turbinate bones and the nerve elements supplying the nose. Chronic atrophic rhinitis may be primary and secondary. Special forms of chronic atrophic rhinitis are rhinitis sicca anterior and ozaena. It can also be described as empty nose syndrome.

Subject(s):
Medicine Pathology
Medicine Nose
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET