Occupational Asthma Reference

Aiken TC, Ward R, Peel ET, Hendrick DJ, Occupational asthma due to porcine pancreatic amylase, Occup Environ Med, 1997;54:762-764,

Keywords: oa, amylase, laboratory technician, enzyme, cr, challenge, methacholine, asthma

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David Hendrick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne David Hendrick

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Abstract

A case of occupational asthma in a 41 year old histopathology laboratory technician attributable to a powder preparation of the porcine pancreatic enzyme amylase is reported. The diagnosis was confirmed by a double blind, placebo controlled, inhalation challenge study which showed immediate and late asthmatic reactions associated with a significant increase in airway responsiveness to methacholine

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