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Document ID (ISN)108791
CIS number 08-1463
ISSN - Serial title 1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Seitz C.S., Br÷cker E.B., Trautmann A.
Title Occupational allergy due to seafood delivery: Case report
Bibliographic information May 2008, Vol.3, No.11, 3p. 14 ref.
Abstract Sensitization to fish or crustaceans requires intensive skin contact and/or airway exposure. This article presents the case of a truck driver delivering seafood for 10 years, and who neglected preventive measures such as wearing gloves and protective clothing. Despite his sensitization to fish and crustaceans, he tried to remain in his job but with ongoing allergen exposure: his symptoms progressed from initial contact urticaria to generalized urticaria, anaphylaxis and finally asthma. Among predisposed atopic individuals, even minor exposure to seafood allergens may lead to occupational allergy. With ongoing allergen exposure, progression to potentially life-threatening symptoms may occur.
Descriptors (primary) Crustacea; fish; allergic respiratory disorders; drivers; deliverymen; skin allergies
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; case study; symptoms; allergic asthma; eczema; sensitization; limitation of exposure; long-term exposure; individual susceptibility; disobeying safety instructions; urticaria
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Skin diseases
Road transportation
Animal hazards
Allergies