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Document ID (ISN)77983
CIS number 02-293
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le mÚdecin du travail
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rosenberg N.
Title Brooks syndrome - Irritant-induced asthma
Original title Syndrome de Brooks - Asthmes induits par les irritants [in French]
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter 2000, No.82, p.153-158. 49 ref.
Abstract The Brooks syndrome was originally defined as asthma occurring after a single high level of exposure to an irritant, without a latency period. Currently, the preferred term is "irritant-induced asthma". This article reviews the physiopathology of this syndrome, its prevalence, substances that cause it to occur, its diagnosis in an occupational setting and confirmation in a specialized medical establishment, its evolution and compensation entitlements.
Descriptors (primary) irritants; allergic asthma; inhalation
Descriptors (secondary) France; respiratory diseases; diagnosis; medical prevention; respirators; workmen's compensation; list of chemical substances
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Allergies
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)