|Document ID (ISN)||106990|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||DMT TR 38
||Occupational rhinitis and asthma caused by plants
||Rhinite et asthme professionnels aux végétaux [in French]|
||Dec. 2006, No.108, p.557-569. Illus. 104 ref.
||http://www.dmt-prevention.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParReference/TR%2038/$File/TR38.pdf [in French]
||Exposure to plants may cause rhinitis, conjunctivitis, asthma or urticaria. Diagnosis is usually based on the concurrent existence of work-related symptoms and positive skin and/or serum allergy tests. This review article describes the allergic reactivity of various plant allergens, identifies the agents responsible for rhinitis and asthma in various agricultural and industrial sectors and examines diagnostic methods. Prevention requires reducing to a minimum all work tasks involving the formation of large quantities of dust.
||allergens; rhinitis; asthma; plants; France
||compensation of occupational diseases; immunoglobulins; allergic asthma; diagnosis; allergic reactivity; skin tests; agriculture; horticulture; inhalation tests
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)