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ID (ISN) del documento109184
Número CIS 09-201
ISSN - Título de la serie 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Año 2008
Número de serie
Autor(es) Oldenburg M., Latza U., Baur X.
Título Occupational health risks due to shipboard cockroaches
Información bibliográfica May 2008, Vol.81, No.6, p.727-734. 31 ref.
Resumen The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of sensitization to cockroaches in seafarers. In July 2005, 145 seamen sailing under the German flag were recruited from a medical surveillance programme for a cross-sectional study. Standardized interviews and skin prick tests (SPT) with nine common inhalant allergens and a cockroach extract (Blatella germanica) were performed. Furthermore among cockroach-sensitized seafarers, total and cockroach-specific IgE was measured and lung function tests conducted. In total, 39 seamen (26.9%) were cockroach-sensitized according to the SPT results. Presence of cockroach sensitization in seamen from the tropical zone (37.3%) was significantly higher than in seamen from the temperate zone (21.3%) (odds ratio 2.20). Other findings are discussed. Longitudinal studies and bronchial cockroach challenge tests are necessary to for a more complete assessment of the clinical relevance of cockroach sensitization on board ships.
Descriptores (primarios) insectos; sensibilización; transportes marítimos; navíos
Descriptores (secundarios) diferencias por raza; alergenos; inmunoglobulinas; tasas de frecuencia; estudio transversal; tests cutáneos; pruebas funcionales respiratorias; Alemania
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaAlemania
Tema(s) Transportes y comunicaciones
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos biológicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Water transportation
Animal hazards