In vitro diagnosis of chronic nasal inflammation.

  title={In vitro diagnosis of chronic nasal inflammation.},
  author={Matthias F Kramer and Gerhard Burow and Elisabeth Pfrogner and Gerd Rasp},
  journal={Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  volume={34 7},
BACKGROUND Differential diagnosis of chronic nasal inflammation is insufficient when based solely on clinical examination and radiography of paranasal sinuses. Patients complain about more or less similar symptoms. Activation of mast cells and eosinophils is pivotal in nasal inflammation. OBJECTIVE To compare tryptase and eosinophilic cationic protein (ECP) in nasal secretions in different forms of chronic nasal inflammation and to establish norm values. METHODS The study included 1710… CONTINUE READING