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Document ID (ISN)52619
CIS number 89-1529
ISSN - Serial title 0300-581X - Arbeitsmedizin - Sozialmedizin - Prńventivmedizin
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Baur X.
Title Critical remarks on the diagnosis of isocyanate-induced asthma
Original title Kritische Anmerkungen zur Diagnostik des Isocyanat-Asthmas [in German]
Bibliographic information 1987, Vol.22, No.12, p.291-293. Illus. 6 ref.
Abstract Serum samples from 160 patients with established isocyanate-induced asthma and from 25 controls were used in a study of the selectivity of the radioallergosorbent test (RAST). False-positive values were attributed to the different selectivities of various reagents studied. At RAST-values above 0.35U/mL no false-positive results were obtained.
Descriptors (primary) isocyanates; radioallergosorbent test; accuracy; allergic asthma
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; diagnosis; comparative study; biological and medical tests; serological reactions; allergy tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Isocyanates
Cyano compounds
Allergies