Effects of intranasal phototherapy on nasal mucosa in patients with allergic rhinitis.

@article{Koreck2007EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of intranasal phototherapy on nasal mucosa in patients with allergic rhinitis.},
  author={Andrea I Koreck and A Szechenyi and M{\'o}nika M{\'o}rocz and Anca Maria C{\^i}mpean and Zs Bella and Edina Garaczi and Marius Raica and Tudor Rares Olariu and Istv{\'a}n Rask{\'o} and Lajos Kem{\'e}ny},
  journal={Journal of photochemistry and photobiology. B, Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={89 2-3},
  pages={163-9}
}
RATIONALE Rhinophototherapy has been shown to be effective in the treatment of allergic rhinitis. Considering that phototherapy with ultraviolet light (UV) induces DNA damage, it is of outstanding importance to evaluate the damage and repair process in human nasal mucosa. METHODS We have investigated eight patients undergoing intranasal phototherapy using a modified Comet assay technique and by staining nasal cytology samples for cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPDs), which are UV specific… CONTINUE READING