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Chronic sinusitis and olfactory dysfunction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15563907     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chronic rhinosinusitis encompasses a group of disorders characterized by inflammation of the mucosa of the nose and paranasal sinuses of at least 12 weeks' duration. In addition to nasal obstruction and discharge, chronic sinusitis is a common cause of olfactory dysfunction. Smell loss can result in problems including safety concerns, hygiene matters, appetite disorders, and changes in emotional and sexual behavior. Although smell loss related to sinonasal disease is probably the most treatable form of olfactory dysfunction and treatment can improve olfactory sensation in the setting of sinusitis, most studies show that the effects are usually transient and incomplete.
Joseph R Raviv; Robert C Kern
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Otolaryngologic clinics of North America     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0030-6665     ISO Abbreviation:  Otolaryngol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-26     Completed Date:  2005-03-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0144042     Medline TA:  Otolaryngol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1143-57, v-vi     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, 303 East Chicago Avenue, Searle 12-561, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Chronic Disease
Minocycline / therapeutic use
Olfaction Disorders / etiology*,  pathology,  physiopathology
Olfactory Mucosa / pathology,  physiopathology
Olfactory Receptor Neurons / pathology
Sinusitis / complications*,  drug therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 10118-90-8/Minocycline

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