Table 1: Histopathological changes in nasal mucosa (mean ± SD).

GroupAbsorbanceMucosal thickness (mm)PAS-stained area (%)
1st day4th day1st day4th day1st day4th day

Saline0.09 ± 0.040.10 ± 0.021.01 ± 0.261.21 ± 0.6716.54 ± 1.9316.39 ± 1.34
LPS0.17 ± 0.030.21 ± 0.012.11 ± 1.272.26 ± 1.2722.24 ± 2.9024.78 ± 3.61
LPS + sTNFRI0.12 ± 0.010.12 ± 0.021.32 ± 0.661.22 ± 0.4515.81 ± 1.6416.24 ± 3.75
LPS + antibiotic0.12 ± 0.010.19 ± 0.011.52 ± 0.791.97 ± 0.9314.60 ± 2.7516.82 ± 1.06
LPS + sTNFRI + antibiotic0.11 ± 0.020.11 ± 0.011.17 ± 0.791.31 ± 0.5716.39 ± 1.3416.31 ± 4.81