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Anosmia and Nasal Polyposis Awareness Day
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Thursday April 18

Anosmia and Nasal Polyposis Awareness Day

Nasal polyposis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the mucosa. It can lead to a loss of smell. To raise public awareness of this disease, the ENT of Caen Normandy University Hospital is organizing an information day.

Nasal polyposis

Nasal polyposis affects more than a million people in France. But she is little known to the general public. It is a chronic inflammatory disease of the mucosa which is characterized by polyps which can obstruct the sinuses and nasal cavities. A loss of sense of smell is often associated with this condition. Blocked or runny nose, headaches or sinus pain, sneezing, impaired or loss of sense of smell... to find out more about the symptoms, causes and treatments, visit the stand!

  • 78% of French people say they are unaware of nasal polyposis.
  • 2.1% of the adult population is affected, i.e. 1 million patients in France.
  • 9 out of 10 patients consider the symptoms to be burdensome.

Anosmia

Anosmia, or loss of sense of smell, is a common symptom that can occur due to several factors. Although anosmia is not often considered a serious condition, it can have a significant impact on people's quality of life.

Information

Open to everyone

Thursday April 18
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Communication department of Caen Normandy University Hospital
CHU Caen Normandy

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Communication Department
Avenue de la Côte de Nacre
CS 30001
14033 CAEN cedex 9