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Document ID (ISN)33584
CIS number 80-1073
ISSN - Serial title 0028-4793 - New England Journal of Medicine
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gleich G.J., Welsh P.W., Yunginger J.W., Hyatt R.E., Catlett J.B.
Title Allergy to tobacco: An occupational hazard.
Bibliographic information 13 Mar. 1980, Vol.302, No.11, p.617-619. 13 ref.
Abstract Case report of a woman who experienced rhinitis and breathing difficulties only when working at a cigarette factory. She had a highly positive reaction to scratch tests with tobacco leaf extract. Skin and nasal and bronchial provocation tests were positive. Serum IgE antibodies were elevated, and there was histamine release from leukocytes. On interrupting work she had no rhinitis or asthma.
Descriptors (primary) tobacco industry; allergies; tobacco
Descriptors (secondary) case study; sensitization; allergic asthma; allergic rhinitis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Tobacco industry