Occupational Asthma Reference

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,

Keywords: oa, ch, cook, food, cod, oyster, lobster, nc, pt, case report, haddock, clam, shellfish

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Don Cockcroft, Saskatoon Don Cockcroft

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A 25-year-old male chef developed symptoms of cough, wheezing, and dyspnea following repeated exposure to cooking lobster in his work environment. 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. Bronchial inhalation of aqueous lobster extract resulted in an isolated early asthmatic response

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