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Comments for the page titled: "Bird Fancier's Lung"
Comments for the page titled: "Bird Fancier's Lung"
Page Comments, , 5/8/2008, 6/13/2018,

Egg & peanut allergy greater predisposition to allergic alveolitis
My son is to start work in a centre for birds and animals. Birds include a few parakeets, pigeons, chickens. He has peanut allergy (can go into shock), and egg allergy (vomits violently). He is also allergic to shellfish, house dust and pollen. (Mild asthma -has inhalers). On the whole his a ...
Oasys, Health Professional, 8/6/2016, 4/29/2018,

Pine oil
What do you consider the minimum latency to pine oil/colophony exposure in a non asthmatic?
Occupational Asthma, Specialist, 1/11/2018, 4/29/2018,

Comments for the paper: "Sensitising effects of genetically modified enzymes used in flavour, fragrance, detergence and pharmaceutical production: cross-sectional study", 2017, Occup Environ Med
Genetically modified enzymes are now present in a wide range of industries and cause sensitisation which often shows little cross-reactivity with the native enzyme, so can be missed unless the genetically modified enzyme is used to testing. Uses include new ?avours and aroma in low-fat food, lip ...
Published Paper Comments, , 4/9/2018, 4/9/2018,

Natural Gas and Tetrahydrothiophene
I am a respiratory physician I have had a two patients claiming exacerbation of asthma as a result of exposure to natural gas leaks within their working environment. Is there any information about this? Could the odourant Tetrahydrothiophene be responsible as there is nearly nothing on toxic ...
Occupational Asthma, Specialist, 3/11/2018, 3/11/2018,

Comments for the paper: "Diagnostic value of serum precipitins to mould antigens in active hypersensitivity pneumonitis", 2007, Eur Respir J
no exposed controls were included
Published Paper Comments, , 2/26/2018, 2/26/2018,

Ninhdrin as a cause of occupational asthma?
I currently have a patient that I see in clinic who has suspected occupational asthma. Their job involves counting money that has been dusted for fingerprints with ninhydrin (1,2,3-Indantrione hydrate). Peak flow readings are suggestive of occupational asthma, has anyone had a similar case wi ...
Occupational Asthma, Specialist, 10/20/2014, 2/8/2018,

Specific bronchial challenge done privately
Where can I get aspecific test done as a second opinion as my GP is unwilling. I want to get an IgG test and Aspilergia (pardon Spelling but it was a foreign gentleman I was talking to), and lung Chlamidia test done on me - and a specific test for allergy to my Silver African Grey Parrot Bobbi ...
Oasys, Specialist, 2/20/2006, 1/16/2018,

Comments for the paper: "The impact of renovation on indoor airborne bacterial and fungal populations", 2017, Indoor Built Environ
We see patients who develop work-related asthma during building work, where the precise cause is usually unclear. This paper reports a study of air microbes during renovation of a building with laboratories. It showed an increase of cultivable bacteria in air during the renovation, which persist ...
Published Paper Comments, , 1/13/2018, 1/13/2018,

Comments for the paper: "Case report of asthma associated with 3D printing", 2017, Occup Med
3D printing may be causing occupational asthma, or perhaps hypersensitivity pneumonitis. This case report shows asthma developing after what was probably high exposure to heated acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), with some improvement when switching to polylactic acid filaments. Unfortunatel ...
Published Paper Comments, , 12/30/2017, 12/30/2017,

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