A Longitudinal Study of Association between Heavy Metals and Itchy Eyes, Coughing in Chronic Cough Patients: Related with Non-Immunoglobulin E Mediated Mechanism

@inproceedings{Nguyen2016ALS,
  title={A Longitudinal Study of Association between Heavy Metals and Itchy Eyes, Coughing in Chronic Cough Patients: Related with Non-Immunoglobulin E Mediated Mechanism},
  author={Thao Thi Thu Nguyen and Tomomi Higashi and Yasuhiro Kambayashi and Enoch Olando Anyenda and Yoshimasa Michigami and Johsuke Hara and Masaki Fujimura and Hiromasa Tsujiguchi and Masami Kitaoka and Hiroki Asakura and Daisuke Hori and Yuri Hibino and Tadashi Konoshita and Hiroyuki Nakamura and Paul B Tchounwou},
  booktitle={International journal of environmental research and public health},
  year={2016}
}
The association between heavy metals exposure and respiratory diseases or allergic sensitization showing high serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) has been suggested. However, previous findings have been inconsistent and the mechanisms responsible remain unclear. We evaluated heavy metal exposure and its association with coughing, itchy eyes in chronic cough patients with different IgE levels. Ninety outpatients in Kanazawa University Hospital were recruited between January-June 2011. Subjects whose… CONTINUE READING
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