Occupational asthma and occupational rhinitis in hairdressers.

@article{Moscato2005OccupationalAA,
  title={Occupational asthma and occupational rhinitis in hairdressers.},
  author={Gianna Moscato and Patrizia Pignatti and M Yacoub and Canzio Romano and Sandro Spezia and Luca Perfetti},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2005},
  volume={128 5},
  pages={3590-8}
}
BACKGROUND Hairdressers are at risk for occupational respiratory diseases, but the risk factors, causal agents, and underlying mechanisms are not completely defined. AIM To describe the features of a large group of hairdressers consecutively referred to our center for suspected occupational asthma (OA) over an 8-year period, the type of occupational respiratory diseases, the etiologic agents, and the diagnostic tests. RESULTS Forty-seven hairdressers (mean age, 25 years; range, 17 to 52… CONTINUE READING

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