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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 84-87

Primary atrophic rhinitis - Is it hereditary or infectious?

1 Consultant ENT Surgeon, Qateef Central Hospital, Qateef, Saudi Arabia
2 Associate Professor in Otolaryngology, King Faisal university, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
FRCS Ezzat E Davlatly
Associate Professor in Otolaryngology King Fahad Hospital of the University P.O. Box 40008 Al-Khobar 31952
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1319-8491.286867

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Objective: To study the clinical profile of primary atrophic rhinitis occurring in families as seen today in Saudi Arabia. Setting. Department of Otolaryngology, Dammam Central Hospital and King Fahd Hospital of the University, AI- Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Patients and Methods: Study of two families diagnosed with primary atrophic rhinitis, including clinical examination of the siblings of both families. Results and Conclusion: The probable mode of transmission is different in the two families. Primary atrophic rhinitis is a multifactorial condition that is seen increasingly infrequently in Saudi Arabia with improved living standards and healthier nutrition.

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