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Table 7 Microscopic Investigation Before (I) and After (II) Treatment

From: The Treatment of Vasomotor Rhinitis With Intranasal Corticosteroids

  Patients
Variables 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Squamous epithelium             
   I - 0 - ++ ++ 0 0 0 +++ 0 0 -
   II + 0 0 ++ + 0 0 ++ ++ 0 0 0
Goblet cells             
   I - ++ - + + + +++ 0 0 0 ++ -
   II 0 ++ ++ + + + +++ 0 ++ ++ + ++
Inflammatory cells in epithelium             
   I - 0 - + + ++ + + + + + -
   II 0 0 0 + 0 ++ 0 + + + + +
Thickening of the basal lamina             
   I ++ ++ + + 0 ++ ++ + + + ++ +
   II ++ ++ ++ + + + ++ + + ++ + +
Eosinophils             
   I 0 + 0 + + + + 0 ++ + 0 0
   II 0 0 0 0 0 + 0 0 ++ + + +
Neutrophils             
   I 0 0 + + + ++ + 0 + + 0 0
   II 0 0 + 0 ++ ++ 0 0 + + + 0
Plasma cells             
   I 0 + 0 + ++ + 0 0 ++ + 0 0
   II + ++ 0 + + + 0 0 ++ + + 0
Lymphocytes             
   I + + + + ++ + + + + + + +
   II ++ + + + + + + + + + + ++