Respiratory nitric oxide levels in experimental human influenza.

  title={Respiratory nitric oxide levels in experimental human influenza.},
  author={Andrew W. Murphy and Thomas A. E. Platts-Mills and Mart{\'i}n Lobo and Frederick Hayden},
  volume={114 2},
BACKGROUND Exhaled oral nitric oxide (NO), a reported marker of inflammation in the respiratory tract, can be elevated by "upper respiratory tract infections." However, the responsible viruses and the time course of this rise in NO are not clear. OBJECTIVE To determine the expired nasal and oral NO levels during experimentally induced influenza A infection in 14 healthy volunteers without a history of asthma, rhinitis, or sinusitis. METHODS After being housed in individual rooms… CONTINUE READING