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ID (ISN) del documento110794
Número CIS 10-0344
ISSN - Título de la serie 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Año 2010
Número de serie
Autor(es) Heo Y., Lee S.H., Kim S.H., Lee S.H., Kim H.A.
Título Public facility workers' immunological characteristics involved with development of respiratory allergic diseases in Korea
Información bibliográfica Mar. 2010, Vol.48, No.2, p.171-177. 32 ref.
Acceso Internet Public_facility_workers.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen The immuno-pulmonary status of employees working at public facilities was evaluated to determine whether they are at greater risk of developing respiratory allergies. Fifty-two employees from child daycare centres, elderly nursing homes, subway stations and hypermarkets, and 17 office workers were recruited. All were subjected to a skin prick test (SPT) for 25 aeroallergens and the methacholine bronchial challenge test. Various immunological parameters, including plasma IgE and IgG4 levels, hematology parameters and in vitro cytokine production from peripheral T cells, were assessed. Forced vital capacity (FVC) and one-second forced expiratory volume (FEV1) were also determined. Of the facility employees, 54% responded to the SPT, and house dust mite induced positive skin reactions most frequently. Compared to the SPT-negative facility employees and the office workers, the SPT-positive facility employees had upregulated plasma IgE levels and eosinophil frequency in their peripheral blood. Findings are discussed. This study suggests that workers at public facilities could show greater risk towards the development of respiratory allergic diseases.
Descriptores (primarios) Corea, República de; enfermedades respiratorias alérgicas; función pulmonar; inmunología; servicios para la colectividad
Descriptores (secundarios) polvos respirables; inmunoglobulinas; tests cutáneos; pruebas funcionales respiratorias; estudio comparado; hipersensibilidad
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)