Occupational asthma

Leslie C Grammer III*

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)769-783
Number of pages15
JournalImmunology and Allergy Clinics of North America
Volume13
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy

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