|Document ID (ISN)||108791|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
|Convention or series no.
||Seitz C.S., Br÷cker E.B., Trautmann A.
||Occupational allergy due to seafood delivery: Case report
||May 2008, Vol.3, No.11, 3p. 14 ref.
||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.
||Crustacea; fish; allergic respiratory disorders; drivers; deliverymen; skin allergies
||allergens; case study; symptoms; allergic asthma; eczema; sensitization; limitation of exposure; long-term exposure; individual susceptibility; disobeying safety instructions; urticaria
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Food, beverage and tobacco industries
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)