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Document ID (ISN)105106
CIS number 06-647
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Suarthana E., Vergouwe Y., Nieuwenhuijsen M., Heederik D., Grobbee D.E., Meijer E.
Title Diagnostic model for sensitization in workers exposed to occupational high molecular weight allergens
Bibliographic information Sep. 2005, Vol.48, No.3, p.168-174. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract Occupational allergy is frequent among workers exposed to high molecular weight allergens. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a generic diagnostic model for identifying workers at high risk of being sensitized to these allergens. The model was developed using data from Dutch laboratory animal workers and bakers using logistic regression analysis. The model takes into account working hours per week, work-related symptoms, total IgE and IgE to common allergens. Significant interactions between the type of work and the predictors resulted in different scores for animal workers and bakers. Internal and external validation showed that the model was satisfactorily calibrated and discriminated between workers at high and low risk of being sensitized.
Descriptors (primary) bakery products industry; allergens; sensitization; experimental animals; diagnosis; laboratory work
Descriptors (secondary) immunoglobulins; autoimmunization; Netherlands
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom; Indonesia; Netherlands
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Food industry
Animal hazards