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2020 Jul-Aug

Braz J Otorhinolaryngol



Changes in substance P levels of inferior turbinate in patients with mucosal contact headache.


Eyigör H, Eyigör M, Erol B, Selçuk Ö T, Renda L, Yılmaz M D, Osma Ü, Demirkıran C, Gültekin M, Erin N
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Jul-Aug; 86(4):450-455.
PMID: 30846421.


Mucosal contact headache is a referred pain that arises from contact between the nasal septum and the lateral nasal wall. Evidence supports the role of substance P in a contact headache such that release of substance P from sensory nerve endings causes inflammation and allergy.