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Occupational asthma caused by Ipe (Tabebuia spp) dust.

  title={Occupational asthma caused by Ipe (Tabebuia spp) dust.},
  author={Eduardo Algranti and Elizabete Medina Coeli Mendonça and S A Ali and Cristina Kokron and Vilton Raile},
  journal={Journal of investigational allergology \& clinical immunology},
  volume={15 1},
BACKGROUND Ipe is a resistant hardwood that contains naphtoquinones. It is easily found and frequently used in South and Central America. Naphtoquinones are skin sensitizers. OBJECTIVE To describe a case of occupational asthma related to Ipe wood dust. METHODS The patient was submitted to a clinical evaluation consisting of a respiratory symptom questionnaire, occupational history, serial measurements of lung function by spirometry, skin prick tests, patch tests, specific IgE and specific… 

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