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BOHRF Original Authors' Main Conclusions

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Follow up assessments made on average 2.3 years and 5.8 years after removal from the workplace, with mean duration of exposure before symptoms 6.3 months. Authors conclude that except for 3 subjects, all were still symptomatic at both follow ups and even after > 4 years, the need for medication did not diminish, nor did airway obstruction and hyper-responsiveness improve in this group of subjects with occupational asthma long after exposure ended.

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*** 2+ The symptoms and functional impairment of occupational asthma caused by various agents may persist for many years after avoidance of further exposure to the causative agent.

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