A characteristic protein in nasal discharge differentiating non-allergic chronic rhinosinusitis from allergic rhinitis.
Rhinology 2002 Mar;40(1):13-7
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kitasato University, School of Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan.
To differentiate non-allergic chronic rhinosinusitis (vasomotor rhinitis) from allergic rhinitis, a characteristic protein in the nasal discharge was studied. The subjects consisted of 10 patients with perennial allergic rhinitis to house dust, 10 patients without perennial rhinitis without antigen (clinically defined as non-allergic chronic rhinosinusitis) and 5 normal volunteers without nasal disease as a control group. The total protein in the nasal discharge was determined by Lowry's method and analysis of the protein components was made by SDS-PAGE. Read More