volume 28, issue 4, P434-441 2007
DOI: 10.2500/aap.2007.28.3017
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Abstract: Intermittent allergic rhinitis and common cold constitute frequent conditions and show similar clinical symptoms. The purpose of this study was to investigate the pattern of cytokines in the nasal fluid of patients with acute symptoms caused by allergic and viral rhinitis. Nasal secretions were analyzed by immunosorbent assay techniques using a cytokine panel assay and routine ELISA. Allergic patients had significantly higher levels of eosinophil cationic protein (ECP), interleukin (IL)-5, and tryptase. Signif…

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