Occupational asthma is reversible airway obstruction, the proximate cause of which is a specific sensitizing workplace exposure. The epidemiology and host factors of occupational asthma are not well characterized. Causative agents are generally high molecular weight foreign proteins or low molecular weight reactive chemicals that are capable of haptenizing human proteins. Immunologic tests for specific antibody are useful corroborative tests. Treatment is generally avoidance.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy