Newspaper article

Measurement of nasal nitric oxide

Published inPaediatric respiratory reviews, vol. 8, no. 3, p. 269-272
Publication date2007

Nasal nitric oxide (nNO) is produced in high quantity in the upper airways. It is thought to be involved in host defence functions and regulation of mucociliary function, and to serve as a biochemical airborne transmitter. The measurement of nNO is easy and non-invasive. It has evolved as a screening test to exclude primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) in patients with suggestive symptoms, because nNO is extremely low in this condition. Nasal NO is also altered in other nasal, sinus and pulmonary pathologies, but is without diagnostic value outside of PCD.

  • Breath Tests/methods
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Nitric Oxide/analysis
  • Nose
  • Respiratory Tract Diseases/diagnosis/metabolism
  • Severity of Illness Index
Citation (ISO format)
CORBELLI, Regula, HAMMER, Jürg. Measurement of nasal nitric oxide. In: Paediatric respiratory reviews, 2007, vol. 8, n° 3, p. 269–272. doi: 10.1016/j.prrv.2007.07.007
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ISSN of the journal1526-0542

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