RHINITIS


Rhinitis is an all-encompassing term describing a condition where there is an active inflammatory reaction in the nasal passages causing sneezing, nasal discharge and nasal discomfort. The condition is associated with viral (see Feline upper respiratory tract infections ), fungal (see Nasal aspergillosis ) and secondary bacterial infections, allergic reactions, foreign body reactions, neoplastic processes (see Nasal neoplasia ), and anatomical defects, such as cleft palate and oronasal fistulas. The important conditions causing rhinitis are covered separately in this chapter.
Where the condition results in chronic hyperplastic changes in the nasal mucosa, chronic rhinitis exists, and this can prove very difficult to manage (see Feline upper respiratory tract infections ).

   FELINE UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS (URTI)
  NASOPHARYNGEAL POLYPS
  NASAL ASPERGILLOSIS
  ALLERGIC RHINITIS
  NASAL NEOPLASIA
  BRACHYCEPHALIC UPPER AIRWAY SYNDROME
  LARYNGEAL CONDITIONS

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