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Document ID (ISN)108662
CIS number 08-1211
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Heutelbeck A.R.R., Janicke N., Hilgers R., Kütting B., Drexler H., Hallier E., Bickeböller H.
Title German cattle allergy study (CAS): Public health relevance of cattle-allergic farmers
Bibliographic information Nov. 2007, Vol.81, No.2, p.201-208. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract This study involved farmers from all regions of Germany who were reported to the Agricultural Institutions for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention (Landwirtschaftliche Berufsgenossenschaften) between 1990 and 2002 with a suspected occupational cattle-allergic airways disease. A total of 513 patients were identified considering following parameters: age, gender, onset of airways symptoms related to contact with cattle, beginning of employment disability, total and specific Immunoglobulin E against cattle allergens, and lung function.. Of these patients, 24.8% showed cattle-related symptoms of asthma, 11.7% of rhinitis, and 60% of both asthma and rhinitis. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Germany; allergic respiratory disorders; agriculture; handling of animals
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; immunoglobulins; rhinitis; frequency rates; role of insurance institutions; notification of occupational diseases; asthma
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Livestock rearing
Agriculture
Allergies