Diagnosis of flour-induced occupational asthma in a cross-sectional study.

@article{Talini2002DiagnosisOF,
  title={Diagnosis of flour-induced occupational asthma in a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Donatella Talini and Alessandra Benvenuti and Mar{\'i}a V Carrara and Edoardo Vaghetti and L Bianchi Martin and Pier Luigi Paggiaro},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={96 4},
  pages={
          236-43
        }
}
The diagnosis of occupational asthma is usually performed in epidemiology using a combination of symptoms and bronchial hyperresponsiveness, while in a clinical setting the 'gold standard' for the diagnosis of occupational asthma is the specific bronchial challenge test in the laboratory The aim of this study was to detect new cases of flour-induced occupational asthma (OA) in a group of workers exposed to grain and/or flour dust, by means of a step-by-step approach, as used in a clinical… CONTINUE READING
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