Occupational Asthma Reference

Convery RP, Ward RJ, Hendrick DJ, Occupational asthma due to a widely used soft solder flux not containing colophony, Eur Respir J, 1997;10:238-240,

Keywords: UK, oa, solder, flux, challenge, case report, ammonium chloride, zinc chloride, Telux, methacholine,

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David Hendrick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne David Hendrick

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A 19 year old woman presented with symptoms suggestive of occupational asthma. The causative agent was thought to be a soft solder flux, which did not contain colophony. The diagnosis was established by specific inhalation challenge tests, which demonstrated both late asthmatic reactions and short-lived increases in airway responsiveness

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