Changes in exhaled nitric oxide levels with immunotherapy.

  title={Changes in exhaled nitric oxide levels with immunotherapy.},
  author={Chitra Dinakar and Thomas J Van Osdol and Charles S. Barnes and Paul J. Dowling and Aubrey W Zeigler},
  journal={Allergy and asthma proceedings},
  volume={27 2},
The mechanisms by which immunotherapy (IT) modulates allergic airway response are not entirely clear. Exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) is a sensitive marker of airway inflammation in allergic respiratory disorders. We hypothesize that eNO may serve as a barometer of the immunomodulatory changes occurring during IT. We aimed to characterize the pattern of eNO levels in children undergoing traditional IT (TradIT) and rush IT (RushIT). Off-line measurements of eNO were obtained in children electing to… CONTINUE READING