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Document ID (ISN)109637
CIS number 09-643
ISSN - Serial title 1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mingomataj E.ă., Gjata E., Xhixha F., Hyso E.
Title A case of isocyanate-induced asthma possibly complicated by food allergy after peanut consumption: A case report
Bibliographic information Nov. 2008, Vol.3, No.29, 4p. 21 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract A 50-year male worker employed as vehicle body painter for eight years complained about breathlessness, wheezing, sneezing, nasal obstruction and excessive production of mucus during the use of an acrylic enamel paint. Symptoms occurred 15-20 minutes after workplace exposure and usually persisted until evening, or at times, up to two consecutive days. The symptoms were associated with a decrease in lung function. The use of inhaled adrenergic bronchio-dilatators and steroids relieved the symptoms. Three years earlier, the patient had developed an anaphylactic reaction due to peanut consumption, experiencing urticaria, angioedema and airway obstruction. Both cases gave rise to IgE-mediated symptoms, suggesting an induced Th2 profile.
Descriptors (primary) Albania; isocyanates; coachwork; spray coating; asthma
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; immunoglobulins; case study; polyacrylates; medical treatment; dyspnoea; urticaria; angioneurotic oedema; pulmonary function; symptoms
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAlbania
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Surface treatment
Cyano compounds
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry