Journal of Otology & RhinologyISSN: 2324-8785

All submissions of the EM system will be redirected to Online Manuscript Submission System. Authors are requested to submit articles directly to Online Manuscript Submission System of respective journal.

Research Article, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 3 Issue: 1

Clinical, Radiological, and Laboratory Assessment of a Family Affected by Primary Atrophic Rhinitis

Elif Bilge Uysal1, Koksal Deveci2, ─░smail Önder Uysal3*, Salim Yüce3 and Enver Sancaktar2
1Department of Microbiology, Ministry of Health Sivas Numune Hospital, Sivas, Turkey
2Department of Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
3Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
Corresponding author : Ismail Önder Uysal
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
Tel: + 90 346 258 0385; Fax: + 90 346 258 1377
E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected] com
Received: October 29, 2013 Accepted: December 01, 2013 Published: December 10, 2013
Citation: Uysal EB, Deveci K, Uysal IO, Yüce S, Sancaktar E (2013) Clinical, Radiological, and Laboratory Assessment of a Family Affected by Primary Atrophic Rhinitis. J Otol Rhinol 3:1. doi:10.4172/2324-8785.1000142

Abstract

Clinical, Radiological, and Laboratory Assessment of a Family Affected by Primary Atrophic Rhinitis

Background: Atrophic rhinitis may be primary (ozena) or secondary (e.g. to radiation therapy or surgery). It manifests as widening of the nasal cavity due to atrophy of the nasal mucosa, which is covered with foul-smelling crusts. Its etiology is not clear. Objectives: To present a large family with atrophic rhinitis showing a possible dominant trait.

Material and Methods: We report the results of clinical, genetic, and immunologic examinations performed on five subjects, who were members of the same family.

Keywords: Atrophic rhinitis; Etiology; Dominant trait

Track Your Manuscript

Share This Page

Media Partners

Associations