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Vellore AD, Drought VJ, Tunnicliffe B, Moore VC, Robertson AS, Burge PS, Occupational Asthma and allergy to sevoflurane and isoflurane in Anaesthetic staff, Eur Respir J Suppl, 2006;28:245s,

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Sherwood Burge, Oasys Sherwood Burge

Vicki Drought, Oasys Vicki Drought

Vicky Moore, Oasys Vicky Moore

Alastair Robertson, Selly Oak Hospital Alastair Robertson

Arun Dev Vellore, Oasys Arun Dev Vellore

Bill Tunnicliffe, University Hospital Birmingham Bill Tunnicliffe

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Abstract

Isoflurane has caused contact dermatitis in an anaesthetist and dermatitis is common in anaesthetic workers. We report three cases (anaesthetic assistants or nurses) diagnosed with occupational asthma, work-related angioedema or dermatitis to isoflurane and sevoflurane who underwent specific bronchial provocation testing.

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Occupational asthma: Sevoflurane and isoflurane cause occupational asthma in healthcare workers (new cause) Sevoflurane and isoflurane cause occupational asthma in healthcare workers (new cause)
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