Shellfish

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Shellfish Protein
One case report of occupational asthma to lobster confirmed by specific inhalation challenge.
Skin prick tests to lobster, mixed shellfish, haddock, cod, oysters, and clams were strongly positive. Skin prick tests to other routine antigens were negative except for Alternaria fungal spores.

Two reports of clam and one of shrimp also confirmed by specific inhalation challenge.

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Abstract Available for Occupational IgE-mediated sensitization and asthma caused by clam and shrimp Desjardins A, Malo JL, L'Archeveque J, Cartier A, McCants M, Lehrer SB, Occupational IgE-mediated sensitization and asthma caused by clam and shrimp, J Allergy Clin Immunol, 1995;96:608-617,
André Cartier, Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, an author of 'Occupational IgE-mediated sensitization and asthma caused by clam and shrimp' Jean-Luc Malo, Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, an author of 'Occupational IgE-mediated sensitization and asthma caused by clam and shrimp'

Abstract Available for Occupational asthma caused by exposure to cooking lobster in the work environment: a case report Patel PC, Cockcroft DW, Occupational asthma caused by exposure to cooking lobster in the work environment: a case report, Ann Allergy, 1992;68:360-361,
Don Cockcroft, Saskatoon, an author of 'Occupational asthma caused by exposure to cooking lobster in the work environment: a case report'

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