Nasal vestibulitis: etiology, risk factors, and clinical characteristics: A retrospective study of 118 cases

Noga Lipschitz, Arkadi Yakirevitch, Doron Sagiv, Lela Migirov, Yoav P. Talmi, Michael Wolf, Eran E. Alon

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Abstract

Background Nasal vestibulitis (NV) is a common infection; however, scant data is available in the literature as it pertains to NV. We aim to describe the clinical characteristics of NV in respect to its potential complications. Methods A retrospective chart review of 118 NV cases admitted to a tertiary medical center between 2008 and 2015. Results Identified risk factors for NV included nasal hair plucking (n = 15, 14.41%), nose blowing (n = 10, 9.32%), nose picking (n = 9, 8.47%) and nose piercing (n = 5, 3.39%). Twelve patients (10.17%) were diabetic, and 3 patients were immunosuppressed. Mid-facial cellulitis was observed in the majority of patients (78.81%), and abscess of the nasal vestibule was observed in almost half (48.30%). Cultures were taken from 33.33% of patients demonstrated MSSA as the most common isolate (81.25%). No complications were observed. Conclusion Even in complicated cases of NV requiring admission, the risk of major complications is extremely low.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-134
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume89
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2017

Keywords

  • Abscess
  • Cellulitis
  • Infection
  • Nasal vestibulitis

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