|Document ID (ISN)||76434|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
|Convention or series no.
||Macchioni P., Kotopulos C., Talini D., De Santis M., Masino E., Paggiaro P.L.
||Hairdresser's asthma: Five case reports
||Asma dei parrucchieri: descrizione di 5 casi [in Italian]|
||Nov.-Dec. 1999, Vol.90, No.6, p.776-785. Illus. 17 ref.
||This paper reports five cases of bronchial asthma in hairdressers exposed to bleaching dusts containing potassium and ammonium persulfate. All subjects complained of asthmatic symptoms and were examined for nonspecific bronchial hyperresponsiveness to methacholine. They also underwent skin prick tests for common allergens, maximal expiratory volume monitoring during two weeks at work, specific bronchial challenge (SBC) test with bleaching dust, and assessment of airway inflammation by induced sputum tests. None of the subjects were atopic and all subjects were negative for skin prick tests. All were hyperreactive to methacholine and positive to SBC. Pharmacological treatments in combination with reduced occupational exposure reduced symptoms.
||ammonium persulfate; hairdressing; allergic asthma; potassium persulfate
||case study; methacholine; dyspnoea; maximal expiratory flow; sputum cytology; allergy tests; skin tests; hypersensitivity; long-term study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Hairdressing & beauty parlours