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Document ID (ISN)24445
CIS number 76-250
ISSN - Serial title Gigiena truda i professional'nye zabolevanija
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Saakadze V.P.
Title Comparative clinical aspects and pathogenesis of respiratory disorders among tobacco farmers and workers in the tobacco industry
Original title Kliniko-patogenetičeskie sopostavlenija pri respiratornoj patologii u tabakovodov i rabočih tabačnogo proizvodstva [in Russian]
Bibliographic information Jan. 1975, No.1, p.22-24. 5 ref.
Abstract Results of clinical examination and laboratory allergy tests in 1,700 tobacco industry and plantation workers. The author discovered a high incidence of allergic respiratory disease (rhinopharyngeal disorders, rhinitis, bronchial asthma). A short period of sensitisation to tobacco is followed by a prolonged period of tolerance followed, in turn, by clear symptoms of allergy. Other occupational diseases induced by exposure to tobacco, but not of allergic origin, were also observed: atrophic or (more rarely) hypertrophic processes in the mucosae of the upper airways and chronic bronchitis (dust-induced or of complex aetiology).
Descriptors (primary) tobacco industry; tobacco; allergic respiratory disorders; tobacco farming; respiratory diseases
Descriptors (secondary) USSR; chronic bronchitis; sensitization; mucous membrane diseases; survey; respirable dust
Document type -
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Tobacco industry