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Document ID (ISN)110345
CIS number 09-1379
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2009
Convention or series no. DMT 120TR47
Author(s) Rosenberg N.
Title Occupational respiratory allergy to small laboratory animals
Original title Allergie respiratoire professionnelle aux petits mammifères de laboratoire [in French]
Bibliographic information 4nd Quarter 2009, No.120, p.471-479. Illus. 43 ref.
Internet access http://www.dmt-prevention.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParReference/TR%2047/$File/TR47.pdf [in French]
Abstract Occupational respiratory sensitization to small laboratory mammals applies to biological, medical and pharmaceutical research. The condition is generally immuno-allergic and IgE-dependant. The most common allergens have been identified and characterized, in particular for rats and mice, the most frequently-involved species. Diagnosis usually relies on symptoms linked to contact with animals and positive skin or serological tests. Various preventive and protective measures are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; rhinitis; laboratory work; pharmaceutical industry; asthma; research; experimental animals
Descriptors (secondary) compensation of occupational diseases; immunoglobulins; France; rodents; diagnosis; limitation of exposure; sensitization; personal protective equipment; skin tests; risk factors; handling of animals; determination in blood; bites
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Pharmaceutical industry
Animal hazards