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What is the definition of 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.

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What are the symptoms of Ozena?

Nasal crusting, discharge, congestion, 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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What are the latest Ozena Clinical Trials?
Evaluation Of Role Of Platelet Rich Plasma In Treatment Of Patients Suffering From Atrophic Rhinitis

Summary: An interventional hospital based study will be undertaken from February 2021 to February 2023 in order to determine the efficacy of platelet rich plasma as a new modality for treatment of patients suffering from atrophic rhinitis in Sohag university hospital.

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What are the Latest Advances for Ozena?
Surgical interventions for inferior turbinate hypertrophy.
Topical Mitomycin-C can help as an adjunct to alkaline nasal wash and rifampicin in primary atrophic rhinitis.
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Who are the sources who wrote this article ?

Published Date: August 31, 2021
Published By: Josef Shargorodsky, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

What are the references for this article ?

Corren J. Allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis. In: O'Hehir RE, Holgate ST, Sheikh A, eds. Middleton's Allergy Essentials. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2017:chap 8.

Yan CH, Hwang PH. Nonallergic rhinitis. In: Flint PW, Francis HW, Haughey BH, et al, eds. Cummings Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2021:chap 39.