|Document ID (ISN)||108258|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Krakowiak A., Krawczyk P., Szulc B., Wiszniewska M., Kowalczyk M., Walusiak J., Pałczyński C.
||Prevalence and host determinants of occupational bronchial asthma in animal shelter workers
||Apr. 2007, Vol.80, No.5, p.423-432. Illus. 38 ref.
||This study examined the risk factors of airway allergy in 88 animal shelter workers in Poland, occupationally exposed to cats and dogs, who responded to a questionnaire concerning the history of exposure to animal allergens and job characteristics. They were subjected to skin prick tests for cat, dog, rat and mouse allergens, and determinations of total serum IgE and specific IgE levels. Bronchial hyperreactivity and peak expiratory flow rate were measured at work and off work only in workers with symptoms suggestive of occupational asthma (OA). The prevalence of OA was 9.1%. Sensitization to dog allergens was higher than to cats. Multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed a significant role of a family history of atopy, having a dog as pet in the past and growing up in the country (odds ratios of 5.9, 6.47 and 7.59 respectively).
||Poland; handling of animals; risk factors; asthma
||allergens; immunoglobulins; dogs; rodents; questionnaire survey; frequency rates; skin tests; respiratory function tests; individual susceptibility; statistical evaluation; determination in blood; inhalation tests
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Poland|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)