Occupational Allergy in Strawberry Greenhouse Workers

  title={Occupational Allergy in Strawberry Greenhouse Workers},
  author={J. A. Patiwael and L.G.J. Vullings and Nicolette W. de Jong and Albert W van Toorenenbergen and Roy Gerth van Wijk and Hans de Groot},
  journal={International Archives of Allergy and Immunology},
  pages={58 - 65}
Background: Employees in strawberry greenhouses are highly exposed to several (potential) allergenic agents. However, no occupational allergy in this branch has been described before. First, the presence of work-related allergic symptoms in strawberry workers was explored. Second, we aimed to prove the concept that an IgE-mediated allergy could be responsible for work-related symptoms. To test the possibility of an IgE response secondary to cross-reactivity to birch or grass pollen, inhibition… 

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