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Document ID (ISN)111152
CIS number 10-0665
ISSN - Serial title 1641-9251 - International Maritime Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lucas D., Lucas R., Boniface K., Jegaden D., Lodde B., Dewitte J.A.
Title Occupational asthma in the commercial fishing industry: A case series and review of the literature
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.61, No.1, p.13-17. 45 ref.
Internet access Occupational_asthma.pdf [in English]
Abstract This article presents a case series of snow crab-induced occupational asthma (OA) from a fishing and processing vessel, followed by a review of OA in the commercial fishing industry. OA is typically caused from an IgE-mediated hypersensitivity reaction after respiratory exposure to aerosolized fish and shellfish proteins. It more commonly occurs due to crustaceans, but molluscs and fin fish are implicated as well. Standard medical therapy for asthma may be used acutely; however, steps to reduce atmospheric allergen concentrations in the workplace have proven to be preventive for this disease.
Descriptors (primary) Crustacea; trawlers; asthma; fishing
Descriptors (secondary) mollusca; fish; immunoglobulins; hypersensitivity; literature survey; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Fishing