|Document ID (ISN)||75455|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Kanerva L., Alanko K.
||Occupational allergic contact urticaria from maleic anhydride
||Mar. 2000, Vol.42, No.3, p.170-172. 15 ref.
||A 32-year-old non-atopic process operator presented rhinitis, dyspnoea, conjunctivitis and whealing, the respiratory symptoms preceding the skin symptoms. He had worked as a carpenter and with cement, and for 3 years in a firm manufacturing polyester resin prior to onset. His job was to pour maleic anhydride granules from 25kg bags into a 1000kg vessel. He used a fresh-air helmet because of the dust. His skin symptoms were itchy wheals. Based on anamnestic data, prick tests, RASTs and a provocation test, it was concluded that the patient had occupational allergic IgE-mediated rhinoconjunctivitis and contact urticaria from maleic anhydride. Because of the risk of occupational asthma, he was advised not to continue his job.
||allergens; maleic anhydride; allergic respiratory disorders; urticaria; plastics
||immunoglobulins; case study; dyspnoea; skin tests; conjunctivitis; allergy tests; allergic rhinitis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
||Chemicals, plastics and rubber
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)