Occupational Asthma Reference

Hannu T, Kauppi P, Tuppurainen M, Piirila P, Occupational asthma to ivy (Hedera helix), Allergy, 2008;63:482-483,

Keywords: challenge, bronchial reactivity, peak flow, prick test negative, case report, new cause

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Timo Hannu, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health Timo Hannu

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Agent Ivy (Hedera helix
Job Florist
Specific IgE not tested
Lynphocyte proliferation not tested
Skin prick test negative
Patch test positive
Non-specific reactivity 0.08 at work, 0.43 after budesonide
Serial Peak Flow positive, not plotted
Specific Challenge (1/1000) immediate reaction to cutting and tearing ivy

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Occupational asthma: Asthma in a florist due to Ivy (new cause) Asthma in a florist due to Ivy (new cause)

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