|Document ID (ISN)||105198|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Ruoppi P., Koistinen T., Pennanen S.
||Sensitisation to mites in laboratory animal workers with rhinitis
||Sep. 2005, Vol.62, No.9, p.612-615. 32 ref.
||This study examined the frequency of sensitization to mites among rhinitic laboratory animal workers and investigated whether sensitization could be work-related. Skin prick tests (SPT) were performed in 40 subjects who were working with laboratory animals and who were diagnosed with rhinitis. Positive SPT results were found in 35 out of 40 workers: in 14 for storage mites, four for house dust mites, 25 for other common aeroallergens and 19 for laboratory animals. Furthermore, a guanine test indicated the presence of mite-derived material in 21 out of 22 dust samples collected in the work premises. This study suggests that subjects who are occupationally exposed to laboratory animals are also exposed to mite-derived allergens. Sensitization to mites is common and may be work related.
||allergens; laboratory work; sensitization; experimental animals; handling of animals; acarids
||rhinitis; determination in air; respirable dust
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology