Pre and post treatment mucociliary function in allergic rhinitis in three different treatment modalities

Leong Meng Lee, Balwant Singh Gendeh

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Abstract

Allergic rhinitis causes an impairment of the mucociliary function in the nose. It is hoped that treatment of perennial allergic rhinitis would be able to revert mucociliary function to normal. This study aims to compare pre and post treatment mucociliary transport time in 3 different treatment modalities. Ninety-two newly diagnosed patients with allergic rhinitis were randomised into 3 groups and started on different treatment regimes. At the end of 8 weeks, the group treated with only intranasal beclomethasone showed some, though not significant, improvement in the mucociliary function. There were no changes in the mucociliary function in the other two groups treated with beclomethasone and loratidine or loratidine alone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume58
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003

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Allergic Rhinitis

Keywords

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Mucociliary function

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  • Medicine(all)

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Pre and post treatment mucociliary function in allergic rhinitis in three different treatment modalities. / Lee, Leong Meng; Gendeh, Balwant Singh.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 58, No. 1, 03.2003, p. 17-20.

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