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ID (ISN) del documento111806
Número CIS 11-0479
ISSN - Título de la serie 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Año 2010
Número de serie
Autor(es) Hoy R.F., Ribeiro M., Anderson J., Tarlo S.M.
Título Work-associated irritable larynx syndrome
Información bibliográfica Oct. 2010, Vol.60, No.7, p.546-551. Illus 20 ref.
Resumen Work-associated respiratory symptoms may be caused by disorders of both the lower and upper respiratory tract. It is hypothesized that occupational exposures may initiate and/or trigger recurrent hyperkinetic laryngeal symptoms, predominantly episodic dyspnoea, dysphonia, cough and sensation of tension in the throat (work-associated irritable larynx syndrome, WILS). The objective of this study was to examine characteristics of individual and work-related factors that are associated with WILS, occupational asthma (OA) and work-exacerbated asthma (WEA). A total of 448 subjects with WILS, OA and WEA were identified from an occupational lung disease clinic: 50 subjects were identified with OA, 40 with WEA and 30 with WILS. Subjects with the diagnosis of WILS were more likely to be female and more frequently reported symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux. The most common triggers of workplace symptoms in the WILS group were odours, fumes, perfumes and cleaning agents. Fourteen patients with WILS identified a specific precipitating event at the workplace at the time of the onset of their symptoms and five of these subjects presented to an emergency department within 24 h of the event. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptores (primarios) irritación; diagnostico; laringitis; asma; factores de riesgo
Descriptores (secundarios) aerosoles; perfumes; productos de limpieza; relación entre la profesión y la enfermedad; síntomas; diferencias por el sexo
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)