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Document ID (ISN)103090
CIS number 04-73
ISSN - Serial title 0377-5305 - Singapore Family Physician
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lee H.S.
Title Your job and asthma
Bibliographic information Jan.-Mar. 2000, Vol.26, No.1, p.24-28. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract A significant proportion of adult asthma may be caused or aggravated by occupational factors. Asthma is the most common occupational respiratory disease in Singapore. The definition of occupational asthma, common causative agents and the diagnosis and management of a patient with occupational asthma are discussed. It is important in the total management of asthmatic patients that causal or aggravating factors be identified and advice be given to avoid exposure to such factors. Cases of suspected occupational asthma should be investigated to confirm the diagnosis and removed from further exposure to the causal or aggravating factors, where feasible. Early diagnosis and removal from further exposure could result in a better prognosis for the patient.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; occupational diseases; risk factors; asthma; Singapore
Descriptors (secondary) change of employment; ventilatory capacity; limitation of exposure; diagnosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSingapore
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)