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Ozaena is the term applied to chronic, fetid, atrophic rhinitis of obscure etiology. It is known that the disorder occurs in conditions of poverty, hunger and dirt. This monograph attempts to establish a causal relationship between iron lack and the syndrome of ozaena. The author reports on 65 patients with ozaena examined for evidence of iron deficiency. The matter of the occurrence of tissue iron deficiency with and without the simultaneous occurrence of iron deficiency anemia is also considered.
A lesion mimicking ozaena was experimentally induced in white mice raised for three generations on diets deficient in iron. Eight color
Ozaena, A Manifestation of Iron Deficiency.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;63:731. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-63-4-731_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(4):731.
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