Table 1

Nasal nitric oxide (NO): effects of disease

DiseaseAgeNasal NOReference
Kartagener’s syndromeChildren 2.5–12 yrsExtremely low 6
Primary ciliary dyskinesiaAdultsExtremely low 69
Cystic fibrosisChildren 5–15 yrsDecreased 11,31,32
Allergic rhinitisChildren 5–15 yrsUnchanged 11
AdultsIncreased 34–37
Acute sinusitisChildrenDecreased 12
Chronic sinusitisAdultsDecreased 33
Common coldAdultsUnchanged 42
PreeclampsiaAdultsUnchanged 44