The aim of this study was to investigate the pattern of nasal mucosal involvement in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). The authors selected patients affected by SLE with a symptomatology based on bad nasal breathing, in absence of anatomical deformities of the nose. Specimens representing eighteen histological sections of nasal mucosa were examined under the light microscope to establish a set of histopathologic and immunopathologic features. A number of significant alterations were identified. The authors indicate the possible physiopathogenetic relationship between nasal mucosal involvement and systemic disease.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
- Nasal mucosa
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
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