|Document ID (ISN)||64491|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
|Convention or series no.
||Assini R., Fracchiolla F., Ravalli C., Nava C.
||Allergic disease due to pesticides - Three case reports
||Allergopatie da pesticidi - Descrizione di tre casi [in Italian]|
||July-Aug. 1994, Vol.85, No.4, p.321-326. 11 ref.
||Most studies of pesticides have focussed on their acute or chronic toxicity. However, at present exposure levels severe intoxication is rare and it is appropriate to look more closely at their sensitizing power. Three cases are reported - one case of urticaria/angio-oedema, one of asthma and one of oculorhinitis. Only one subject was atopic. The substances to which sensitization was found were Cynoxamil, Mancozeb, Tiofanate, Seccatutto for the first case, Paraquat for the second and Dodine for the third. The need to extend allergological tests to pesticides also when workers show clinical signs with suspected immunological pathogenesis is highlighted. Furthermore, in order to reduce the number of new cases of pesticide allergy, closer monitoring of subjects exposed to low doses is also proposed.
||occupational pathology; pesticides; allergies
||case study; angioneurotic oedema; urticaria; allergic rhinitis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
|Broad subject area(s)