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Chronic rhinitis. View up the nose of an 18 year- old girl suffering from chronic rhinitis with an infected and swollen turbinate bone in her nasal cavity (pink, at centre). Rhinitis is an inflammation of the mucous membrane that lines the nose, usually causing a blocked or runny nose and sneezing. It may be caused by a variety of causes, such as in this case, infection. The turbinate bones (also called the nasal concha) form the sides of the nasal cavity.
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