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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 90-92

The running nose: A review of rhinorrbea from non-neoplastic diseases at the otolaryngology clinic of the University of Nigeria teaching hospital, Enugu

Department of Otolaryngology, College of Medicine University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu

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Basil C Ezeanolue
Dept. ot Otolaryngology U.N.T.H. Enugu

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Four hundred and twenty patients who presented to the Otorhinolaryngology Clinic of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, in 1997 and 1998 with non-neopiastic causes of rhinorrhoea were retrospectively studied. Spectrum of diseases diagnosed are:- Chronic Sinusitis 166 (40%), Allergic rhinitis 142 (34%), Rhinosinusitis 107 (25%); forgotten foreign body in nasal cavity 3 (0.1%). Their ages ranged from 2-79 years, Male to female ratio was 1:1, We conclude that rhinorrhoea is a prevalent source of morbidity in our environment with majority having treatable causes.

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