Exhaled nitric oxide in sarcoidosis.

@article{Wilsher2005ExhaledNO,
  title={Exhaled nitric oxide in sarcoidosis.},
  author={Margaret L. Wilsher and Wendy Fergusson and David G. Milne and Athol U Wells},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 11},
  pages={967-70}
}
BACKGROUND Increased production of nitric oxide (NO) by the lower respiratory tract is viewed as a marker of airway inflammation in asthma and bronchiectasis. NO is a potentially important immune modulator, inhibiting the release of several key pro-inflammatory cytokines. As sarcoidosis is characterised by granulomatous airway inflammation, we hypothesised that exhaled NO levels might be raised in sarcoidosis and correlate with the morphological extent and functional severity of disease… CONTINUE READING

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