State of the Art Occupational Asthma

  title={State of the Art Occupational Asthma},
  author={Cristina Elisabetta Mapp and Piera Boschetto and Piero Maestrelli and Leonardo M Fabbri},
Substantial epidemiologic and clinical evidence indicates that agents inhaled at work can induce asthma. In industrialized countries, occupational factors have been implicated in 9 to 15% of all cases of adult asthma. Work-related asthma includes (1 ) immunologic occupational asthma (OA), characterized by a latency period before the onset of symptoms; (2 ) nonimmunologic OA, which occurs after single or multiple exposures to high concentrations of irritant materials; (3 ) work-aggravated asthma… CONTINUE READING
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