atrophic rhinitis


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atrophic rhinitis

n
(Veterinary Science) another name for bull nose
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In spite of controversial complications like atrophic rhinitis and empty nose syndrome, still BIT can be an effective option for bilateral hypertrophied inferior turbinates causing nasal obstruction, especially in allergic rhinitis or vasomotor rhinitis patients.
Atrophic rhinitis (AR) is a chronic nasal disease that is characterized by progressive atrophy of the nasal mucosa and underlying bone of the turbinates and the presence of a viscid secretion that emits a characteristic foul odor sometimes called ozena (a stench).
However IT remains controversial because of the bleeding associated with this its effects on nasal physiology and fear of subsequent rhinitis sicca and secondary atrophic rhinitis.
Rhinoliths cause rhinitis which may lead to complications including nasal polyps, atrophic rhinitis, septal perforation and oroantral fistula (2).
Patients in this group have conditions of varying etiologies, such as vasomotor rhinitis, atrophic rhinitis, rhinitis medicamentosa, nonallergic rhinitis with eosinophilia, chronic rhinosinusitis, metabolic conditions, structural obstruction, and physical or chemical irritation of the nose.
Two toxin-producing bacteria, Bordetella bronchiseptica and Pasteurella multocida, are the culprits in atrophic rhinitis.