Upper respiratory tract viral infection and mucociliary clearance.


Twenty-six normal volunteers were exposed to rhinovirus or influenza B virus. Measurement of nasal mucociliary clearance, ciliary beat frequency, percent of epithelium ciliated, ciliary ultrastructure and nasal transmucosal potential difference were made before exposure, during viral incubation and at the time of expected overt infection. Ten volunteers… (More)


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@article{Wilson1987UpperRT, title={Upper respiratory tract viral infection and mucociliary clearance.}, author={R. Wilson and Eric Alton and Andrew Rutman and P. Higgins and W al Nakib and Duncan M. Geddes and Dr. D. A. J. Tyrrell and Paul Cole}, journal={European journal of respiratory diseases}, year={1987}, volume={70 5}, pages={272-9} }