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Epistaxis

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Causes of epistaxis are all except: [NEET Pattern]



A Allergic rhinitis
B Foreign body

C Tumor
D Hypertension

Ans. A allergic rhinitis Ref. Dhingra 6th/ed p 176, 167; Mohan Bonsall st/ed p 294

Amongst the options given, foreign body, tumor, hypertension all can lead to epistaxis.

Remember: Many nasal problems can lead to epistaxis viz nasal trauma, viral rhinitis, chronic infections of nose (which lead to crust formation like atrophic rhinitis, rhinits sicca, TB of nose), foreign bodies in nose (maggots and non living), DNS, neoplasms (hemangioma, papilloma, carcinoma or sarcoma).

Two nasal conditions which donot lead to epistaxis:

Nasal polyps

Allergic rhinitis

Pharyngeal conditions which lead to epistaxis:

Adenoiditis

Juvenile angiofibroma

Malignant tumors

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