Nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx
Inflammatory / infectious lesions
Infectious rhinitis

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 17 May 2018, last major update November 2004

Copyright: (c) 2004-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Infectious rhinitis[TIAB] nasal

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Definition / general | Symptoms
Cite this page: Pernick, N. Infectious rhinitis. website. Accessed December 17th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Also called "common cold"
  • Due to adenovirus, echovirus and rhinoviruses
  • May cause pharyngotonsillitis
  • May have secondary bacterial infection
  • Catarrhal discharge, thick, edematous, erythematous nasal mucosa
  • Enlarged turbinates