Ultrastructural changes in human nasal cilia caused by the common cold and recovery of ciliated epithelium.

@article{Rautiainen1992UltrastructuralCI,
  title={Ultrastructural changes in human nasal cilia caused by the common cold and recovery of ciliated epithelium.},
  author={Markus E. P. Rautiainen and Juhani Nuutinen and Heikki Kiukaanniemi and Yrj{\"o} U. Collan},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  year={1992},
  volume={101 12},
  pages={982-7}
}
Changes in the ultrastructure of human respiratory cilia caused by the common cold were studied in 12 patients. The nasal mucosa was studied three times: on the first or second day after the beginning of symptoms, and 1 week and 3 weeks after the first biopsy. The damage was most severe at 1 week. The most remarkable finding was the loss of cilia and ciliated cells. However, the ultrastructure was usually normal, without any increase in tubular anomalies, as compared with the normal material of… CONTINUE READING