|Document ID (ISN)||108662|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Heutelbeck A.R.R., Janicke N., Hilgers R., Kütting B., Drexler H., Hallier E., Bickeböller H.
||German cattle allergy study (CAS): Public health relevance of cattle-allergic farmers
||Nov. 2007, Vol.81, No.2, p.201-208. Illus. 29 ref.
||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.
||Germany; allergic respiratory disorders; agriculture; handling of animals
||allergens; immunoglobulins; rhinitis; frequency rates; role of insurance institutions; notification of occupational diseases; asthma
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)