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European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

, Volume 265, Issue 10, pp 1211–1217 | Cite as

Novel treatment of atrophic rhinitis: early results

  • Abhishek Jaswal
  • Avik Kumar Jana
  • Biswajit Sikder
  • Tapan K. Nandi
  • Sanjoy Kumar Sadhukhan
  • Anjan Das
Rhinology

Abstract

The aim of this randomized control trial, performed at a tertiary referral hospital, was to compare the therapeutic effectiveness of two novel treatment modalities, oral rifampicin and submucosal placentrex injection, in randomly selected patients of primary atrophic rhinitis regarding objective, subjective and histopathological improvement. Patients treated with oral rifampicin showed most promising results regarding objective, subjective and histopathological improvement with maximum disease-free interval on regular follow-up as compared to submucosal placentrex injections.

Keywords

Atrophic rhinitis Rifampicin Placentrex Medical management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abhishek Jaswal
    • 1
    • 2
  • Avik Kumar Jana
    • 1
  • Biswajit Sikder
    • 1
  • Tapan K. Nandi
    • 1
  • Sanjoy Kumar Sadhukhan
    • 1
  • Anjan Das
    • 1
  1. 1.Calcutta National Medical CollegeKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Bokaro Steel CityIndia

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