|Document ID (ISN)||103090|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0377-5305 - Singapore Family Physician
|Convention or series no.
||Your job and asthma
||Jan.-Mar. 2000, Vol.26, No.1, p.24-28. Illus. 9 ref.
||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.
||allergens; occupational diseases; risk factors; asthma; Singapore
||change of employment; ventilatory capacity; limitation of exposure; diagnosis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Singapore|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)