Anwith Huluvadi Shivalingaiah

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BACKGROUND Sericulture plays an eminent role in development of rural economy in India. Silk filature is a unit where silk is unwound from the cocoons and the strands are collected into skeins. During the process workers are exposed to the high molecular weight proteins like Sericin and Fibroin which are potent allergens leading to sensitization over a(More)
BACKGROUND The production of silk is a multidimensional and multistep process involving exposure of workers to allergens at work place. The silk allergen has been implicated in the development of bronchial asthma. OBJECTIVES To identify the prevalence of occupational asthma (OA) and to identify sensitization to silk allergen and among workers in silk(More)
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