What are rhinoscleroma and ozena?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Rhinoscleroma and ozena are 2 other infections caused by Klebsiella species. These diseases are rare. Rhinoscleroma is a chronic inflammatory process involving the nasopharynx, whereas ozena is a chronic atrophic rhinitis characterized by necrosis of nasal mucosa and mucopurulent nasal discharge.

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