medical Definition of atrophic rhinitis
- The cause of atrophic rhinitis is unknown, with the leading theory being age-related mucosal atrophy, sometimes complicated by secondary bacterial infection.
- —Dennis K. Ledford, in Allergic Diseases: Diagnosis and Treatment, 3rd edition, 2007
- The severity of atrophic rhinitis in a herd depends largely on the presence of toxigenic strains of P multocida [Pasteurella multocida], the level of management, and the immune status of the herd.
- —The Merck Veterinary Manual, 9th edition, 2005