Sensitisation against environmental antigens and respiratory symptoms in swine workers.

@article{Katila1981SensitisationAE,
  title={Sensitisation against environmental antigens and respiratory symptoms in swine workers.},
  author={Marja L Katila and Rauno A. M{\"a}ntyj{\"a}rvi and T. H. Ojanen},
  journal={British journal of industrial medicine},
  year={1981},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={334-8}
}
Adverse effects caused by airborne material to the respiratory tract are due either to non-specific irritation or to hypersensitivity. In this study 20 people employed in swine barns and 18 controls were tested for sensitisation against dusts present in the barn. Immunoprecipitation and enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA) were used to test for IgG antibodies; IgE antibodies against swine epithelium were tested using solid phase radioimmunoassay. Precipitins against swine antigens were found in… CONTINUE READING