CASE REPORT
Rhinolith Associated with Pseudomonas Aeruginosa in a Diabetic Patient
 
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Konya Education and Research Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology, Konya, Turkey
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Selçuk University, Medical Faculty, Department of Otolaryngology, Konya, Turkey
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Mehmet Şentürk   

Konya, Turkey
Publish date: 2016-01-16
 
Eur J Gen Med 2016;13(1):78–80
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Rhinolithiasis is a rare condition in routine otolaryngologic practice and may cause chronic sinusitis. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is frequently found microorganism in chronic sinusitis. Although pseudomonas infections are not uncommon in chronic sinusitis, no report of co-existance of the trinity of rhinolithiasis, nasal pseudomonas infection and diabetes mellitus was found in the literature. This paper discusses the clinical features of rhinolithiasis in a 45-year-old diabetic female who presented with rhinolithiasis and nasal pseudomonas infection.
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